||My husband and I are both teachers. I have been involved in secondary education for 19 years in Leavenworth, Kansas. We have 4 kids (15, 9, 8, and 5, turning 6 next week) who are love sports, scouts, music, and hanging out with friends--translation: I run a small bussing service after school hours... We have a new puppy named Buster who gives it everything he has to keep up with the kids. We play hard and have a great time. I love to cook, and am trying to learn to let go of some of that responsibility and teach my kids some kitchen basics. I love to read young adult literature and get teens excited to read. The fourteen years I was in the classroom, it was one of my greatest strengths. As building Instructional Coach, it keeps me connected to kids, teachers, and the librarian. I love reading with my kids, and I'm so sincerely proud at the love of reading they are developing. Thanks for all you do, Ellen. You make such a difference in our world!