I think of myself as both serious and silly. I am concerned with the world around me but I take pleasure in the absurd and the silly. I love to laugh until I cry. I am grounded, a good conversationalist and a good listener. I have developed a strong network of friends over the years that are truly part of my extended family. I Iove the ocean all 4 seasons. I take pleasure in cooking for others and have hosted a Passover Seder for over 25 years. I enjoy being outdoors: hearty walks, moderate hikes, camping, lake swimming, traveling off the beaten track, engaging with other cultures, and meeting people different than me. I have always loved my work as a teacher with several of those years as an administrator it only reinforced how content I am to be back in the trenches with the kids everyday. Parenting is a blast: challenging, so satisfying, and helps keep me humble. I have always been concerned with social/political issues and the environment (gotta wash out those plastic bags!) and have a positive outlook for my future as I continue to search for a new love in my life.