Where did you grow up and what was your first language?
I grew up in Wisconsin and my first language was English.
What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?
While in general I love the noise and activity of NYC, there are times when a little of of the quietness of my home town would be nice.
Where did you go to college?
What was your favorite book in middle school?
I remember reading The Westing Game in 6th grade and being totally obsessed! But truly my favorite books were broadway musical "fake books" -- which are big fat music books with the melodies and chords from hundreds of songs.
What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?
Obviously the kids! They are so brilliant and talented.
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?
Writing, composing, cooking and running.
What is your favorite quote?
"For when I fool the people i fear, I fool myself as well" -Oscar Hammerstein II