Hello friends! I am excited to be participating with you in this great adventure of learning as we explore our world and ourselves through history and literature. This is my third year at Skyline, but I have been living in the Seattle area for over 10 years. I grew up in Oregon and I love the Northwest! I am a happy reader who cannot get enough sci-fi, especially anything related to space exploration. I have a soft spot in my heart for all things francophone; I lived in France for one year after receiving my undergraduate degree in history from Seattle Pacific University. I completed my graduate teaching degree at Seattle Pacific University. I view the study of history as a way to understand our contemporary world and the study of English as a way to better communicate with others. I believe the combination of the two is how we become critical thinkers and impact our world for the better.