I was born and raised in a small town in northern Michigan. In 9th grade I told my parents I wanted to teach in Mexico. My first teaching position was 5/6 science in Monterrey, Mexico, then on to Brasil for two years. I have since returned to the states. After teaching for 15 years, I left the classroom to start working with teachers with the hope I could help even more students this way. I have over 20 books published through an educational gifted press (my goal in 8th grade was to publish a book). I have gotten to a place where I love my job and I love my life. When people reminisce about things they wished they had done, I can say I have done everything I wanted to so far. No regrets. It is all about the experience.