How Do You Introduce Yourself? This is my area of expertise! A passion for writing and literature led me to earning my Bachelor's from Murray State University in Advertising and English. Then, it pushed me to pursue my Masters in English. Currently I am striving to head back to the classroom as a student to earn a PhD.
As a homeschool mom for twelve years, I understand the importance literature has on our students. It influences our understanding of language and history, shapes our experience of inventors in science, let us into the lives of musical composers, and can even help with those pesky word problems in math!
Homeschooling my own children who have extremely different communication styles as well as teaching at several homeschool tutorials, private schools, and online, I seek to connect with each individual student where they are. This is important, so the student trusts the teacher and the teacher can actually teach the student. Teaching is important to me, and more than teaching, positively impacting students is a focus in building syllabi and class notes.
Being educated in Neuro Linguistic Programming, opened my eyes to the world around me. This allowed me to truly share the gifts of medieval literature, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Hawthorne, Melville, Dickens, Wordsworth, Poe, Twain, Fitzgerald, and modern authors including: Tolkien, Roth, and Collins.
I teach 'in-person" literature and marketing classes in the Nashville, Tennessee area, where I live with my husband and 4 children.
I consider myself a story-teller, published in several different media at an early age, and have learned how to mesh my purpose, my education, and my experience (over 20 years). With a heart for marketing, advertising, writing, and helping others, creating my own business (in my spare time) was a natural fit, thus Power of Heals was established in 2004. I also am the founder of the non-profit, Patrick's Everyday Warriors, which focuses on shining a light on the siblings of pediatric cancer (who are often called shadow survivors).
If you are ever in the Nashville area, you will find me at a local coffee shop with my nose in a book or writing on a napkin surrounded by my kiddos!