Welcome!  This site is for those who want to follow my adventures as 2015 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.

It seems only appropriate that I think of kaleidoscopes as a metaphor for our education system.  Our students are our treasures.  They come to us as the pieces of glass or flowers that inspire the image.  They come to us in many forms, colors and sizes and even these change from day to day, hour to hour and minute to minute.  As teachers, we look through the viewfinder, adjusting the lens to see what we might be able to create.  We constantly shift our teaching strategies, our expectations and our lessons to our students’ ever changing needs and interests.