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Happy New Year – 2015! And now it is February! Happy Valentines Day!

Round-up of 2014 Events:

December 19 Spike and I visited The Montessori Academy in Arlington, Texas for performances with the Lower Elementary classes and Upper Elementary classes. The Upper Elementary classes also participated with me in a Telling/Writing Workshop. I had a great time watching and listening to these students interact creatively! Thanks TMA Teachers!

December 10 Spike and I spent a wonderful day at the Godley Intermediate School telling holiday stories. Thank you, Mrs. Vicki Kattner and all the students and teachers at Godley.

December 6 Lantern Light at the Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano, Texas is an annual event celebrating the beginning of the Holiday Season. I participated with other North 40 Storytellers Guild telling stories.

November 20-23 104th National Council of English Teachers Convention What a great group of people! All these English and Language Arts teachers gathered in Maryland across the Potomac River from Washington, D. C. I got to present at the Saturday early morning Poster Session. Here I am in front of my poster with some of the wonderful librarians I met! FullSizeRender-6 FullSizeRender-4


OCTOBER 2014 is already history!

Spike and I traveled to East Texas. We participated in Region 7’s Imagination Fair. We had a great time. A special thanks to Ms. Donna Ashby, Ms. Rhonda Baird, and Ms. Janice Baker for all their hard work!


Here I am with Kathryn Madigan, one of the amazing storytellers we met in Nacogdoches.

Kathryn Madigan did an amazing job telling, “Rapunzel”.

Here I am telling stories in East Texas at Region 7 Imagination Fair.

Here I am telling stories in East Texas at Region 7 Imagination Fair.









Each year 1st – 3rd grade GT students learn stories to tell.

We heard wonderful storytellers, and we got to share some stories, too.



October 22

On the way home from the 4th day of Imagination Fair in East Texas I stopped in Lindale and did a workshop with 4th graders. They all participated in the storytelling activities and worked on solving riddle tales. They were smart as they could be! Thank you, Ms. Lisa Vader!  And thank you, students, for your good work! (see more photos in the photo gallery)


4th grade students at E. J. Moss Intermediate School, Lindale, Texas

4th grade students at E. J. Moss Intermediate School, Lindale, Te



Living History Day – November 7

Every year the students, faculty, and parents at The Covenant School in Dallas create a living history day. The 2nd graders studied the Ancient Greeks. Then they celebrated with Greek foods, costumes, and activities at Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas. I told Greek tales and fables for the event. (see more photos in the photo gallery)

Here I am telling ancient Greek tales.

Here I am telling ancient Greek tales.


Washington, D.C.

Later this month I am traveling to Washington, D. C. I get to present a poster session at the yearly conference of the National Council of Teachers of English. I’m pretty happy that Spike has insisted on going along to see the sites!