I was born in Dallas, Texas in 1954 to missionary parents who traveled around Texas serving various communities.  As the fourth of five children I was often left to my own devices to entertain myself.  So inventing new stories became my passion at a very early age where I would create small books out of any scraps of paper I could find around the house.

For twenty years I have been teaching in Dallas Independent School District.  For the past ten years I have been completing family research on my mother’s and father’s families. The grandmother of two I enjoy writing and spending time with my family.

As an elementary teacher and ten year veteran of genealogy, I have been able to enjoy not only working with children but finding out about my family history.  I also enjoys a good cup of coffee, a quiet place to write, and a warm purring cat on my lap while I type.

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  1. Re the purring cat, one of the cutest sights I’ve ever seen was my daughter’s kitten perched atop the monitor of my desktop–chasing the letters as they marched across the screen.


    1. Hello Jamie,
      Yes, I did incorporate genealogy into some of my lessons. In the beginning of the year, I always had an “all about me” unit. It was then that I asked the students to complete a family tree and to find out information about their family to share with the class. It also continued into traditional foods and dress (social studies), places their family came from (map skills), traits (science). It is really a cross curriculum unit. Good luck with your first year.

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