My husband and I moved to North Asheville from Lilburn, Georgia in 2009. We have three grown children, two sons (one daughter-in-law) in Atlanta and a daughter in Denver, and a fluffy, grumpy, cat named Smudge.
Marcy hired me to work at the North clinic in February, 2009, and I continue to tutor because it is the most rewarding work I’ve done other than raise my children. When I help a frustrated, tentative learner grow into a happy, confident one, my heart “grows two sizes!” Reading is my passion, my joy, and my portal to distant lands and alternate viewpoints. Helping another gain access to those worlds is wonderfully satisfying.
Outside the clinic, I love to read, watch old black and white movies on TCM, hike, play tennis, snow-ski, and spend time with my family and friends.
One of my favorite ARC experiences was when one of my dyslexic writing students won his classroom poetry slam and second place in a local writing contest both in the same year!!
My strengths are SAT/ACT preparation, reading, writing, and elementary and middle school math. In addition to tutoring, I work as the Office Manager/Accounting Guru (Marcy’s words!). If I weren’t a tutor, I’d probably be a camp counselor or a teacher (again) because I love to work with children.