I was born in California. My father was in
the military so we moved a lot. By the time
I started 1st grade in Washington, I had lived in Missouri
twice, Oklahoma twice, and two different areas of Germany.
I attended pre-school and kindergarten in Germany
at German schools. Until I was 5 years old I seldom
played with English speaking kids, only those who spoke
German. I was pretty good with German back then,
but because I have not used it, I have forgotten it.
My parents always spoke English, so therefore
I also spoke English. I guess I was bilingual
when I was younger.
I moved frequently during my school years. I
went to 4 different elementary schools, only 1 Jr. High,
and 3 different High Schools. Because of the different
high schools, each time I changed schools, I found
that the requirements for graduation were somewhat different
than the previous school. I took extra classes
each semester to make up needed credits. When I was in yet another
new school the middle of 10th grade, they told me that
all I would need for my 12th grade, or Senior year,
was one class to graduate. I took one extra
class my Junior year and graduated when I was 16 years
old. Then we moved back to Missouri.
At this time I wanted to work and make my own money
so I found a full time job and went to a Junior College
at night. When I got married I wanted primarily
three things. One was to NEVER move again, the
other was to finish my college education, and the other
was to be a school teacher. Well, since I married
I moved to Texas, back to Missouri, to another
area in Missouri, then again to another area in Missouri,
and now I am living in Florida. I love Florida
and can't see myself moving again. I did finish
my college education, though it took me awhile, and
now I am a teacher.
I guess 2 out of 3 isn't bad. In the mean time
I had 3 children, two boys and one girl.
You can meet and read about them by clicking on
my family page.
My interests are Mathematics and anything to do with computers.
You might say that keeping up with the changes
in computers and learning more about how to do things
with them in my #1 hobby. I also enjoy most all
kinds of crafts, decorating, water sports and swimming,
and people, both adults and children.
for Web Site
I designed this site
for several purposes. The main reason is I had
never done any web publishing and wanted to give it
a try. Another reason is to share information
about myself and my family. And a functional reason
is to give my students a place to go to get information
they may be able to use in learning mathematics.