October 3, 2018

I was contacted by Sergio Rozenblat a few months ago about becoming involved with his PAC, Families vs Assault Rifles. Sergio is a friend of mine. I was his daughter’s teacher two years ago, and my son plays hockey with his. He approached me because I’m not only a mom, but I’m a teacher at … Continue reading October 3, 2018

August 14, 2018

Today was the last day of teacher planning week. It’s also the six month anniversary of the events that befell my school on 2/14. It’s hard to believe that it’s been six months already. It feels like yesterday. It feels like years ago. We had a moment of silence to honor those we lost, as … Continue reading August 14, 2018

August 8, 2018

Today was my first day back to work for the 2018-2019 school year. This is the first year that we’ve begun both teacher planning and the year on a Wednesday. It seems so incredibly odd to me, even though I grew up in NY and we always began the Wednesday after Labor Day. I posted … Continue reading August 8, 2018

August 1, 2018

Every summer, I start to get the mopes on 8/1. August is just one long Sunday night to me. This summer it started about three weeks ago. I went in to school today. I haven’t been in all summer. I didn’t sleep well last night and woke up feeling nervous, anxious. Band camp was going … Continue reading August 1, 2018

July 30-31, 2018

I taught sessions at the South Florida Walsworth Yearbook Workshop over the past two days. Five sessions each day. My feet hurt. I’m exhausted. I’m tired of hearing the sound of my own voice. I taught about sports writing, social media, marketing, interviewing and the story of how we finished the yearbook after 2/14. They … Continue reading July 30-31, 2018

July 14, 2018

I got my nose pierced today! After everything happened on 2/14, I considered getting a tattoo. I’m very religious, and knew that it would be frowned upon, so I decided not to. I’ve wanted to pierce my nose for a while, and have toyed with the idea. At first, I thought I was too old and … Continue reading July 14, 2018