My husband and I have resided in rural Francesville since 1979. We have two adult daughters and enjoy being grandparents to two grandsons. After my daughters were in elementary school full time, I enrolled at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana, and graduated Summa Cum laude in 1993 with a BS. Ed. Degree. I was the 2006 West Central Teacher of the Year and one of ten finalists for the 2006 Indiana Teacher of the Year. My favorite activities are family times, reading nonfiction books and tending to my perennial flower garden. Every day I challenge myself to complete the crossword puzzle in the Lafayette Journal and Courier newspaper.