I was born
in McBain, Michigan, and spent my early years there. In high
school our family moved to Grand Rapids, and I graduated from
Kelloggsville High School. I am from a family of twelve children.
after high school consists of a BA from Calvin College, an MA
from Western Michigan University and my Ph.D. coursework from
Michigan State University. I retired from active teaching after
having taught for twenty-nine years (grades Kindergarten through
middle school). Besides working with student teachers, I teach
courses for Davenport University.
year of supervising student teachers and it's a wonderful way
to work with aspiring teachers.
I am married,
the mother of three children, (one deceased) and seven grandchildren.