My college education was at the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School. While there I majored in painting and wood sculpting. Art was my first love and will be my focus when I retire. After raising my children I moved to Tennessee and decided to teach regular education rather than art. I spend my free time outdoors fishing, kayaking, growing plants and spices. My husband, Lynn and I have 6 grandchildren who we love to spend as much time with as possible.