Hello! This is my 30th year teaching science-even though we face some extreme challenges I can't wait to safely be back in my classroom. My husband and I just celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary; I have 4 children, 4 grandchildren, 2 golden retrievers, 2 black cats, & 4 chickens. We live in a farmhouse-style home in Butler, in the middle of nowhere but somehow close to everything. My favorite place to visit is Santa Barbara,California- my son's little family lives there plus the scenery is gorgeous- beaches AND mountains are an amazing combination. Learning about the study of life and one's own body is a thoroughly enjoyable activity- one I hope you and / or your child will embrace. My favorite hobbies include gardening, kayaking, reading, laying on a beach, and driving all over the country exploring new places.