I love walking or biking around and exploring new places, enjoy eating (am always searching for a great veggie or blackbean burger) and have a serious sweet tooth. I am happy reading a good book in the grass in a park; some of my favorites include observations on life by guys like Malcolm Gladwell, Mark Kurlansky, and the Freakonomics dynamic duo Levitt&Dubner, adventure by Jon Krakauer, or stories about people by Alex Kotlowitz. I like to relax and learn at the same time by watching movies, especially documentaries like The Interrupters (again, produced by Alex Kotlowitz- love him!).
I have done a fair share of traveling, and love talking with other people about trips and adventures. I am always interested in learning something new; having just finished a second masters degree, I am now taking French lessons. I teach sixth grade math, reading, and science in Chicago Public Schools and am always up for talking about education, policy, society, and kids.
I appreciate you allowing me into your home and will take good care of your things. I look forward to meeting you! A bientot!