I am thrilled to be teaching Life Skills at Smithville Elementary this year! Since retiring from sandwich-making 10 years ago (you may remember me from The Deli Station), I have been teaching Special Education in La Grange and Bastrop—and have been known to venture across Texas to teach a little Home Economics. I have two grown children, Seth and Claire, and a daughter-in-law, Lara (all brilliant, adventurous and very successful). I also have a German shepherd, Zeus, who takes me for nice long walks. I like to listen to NPR while driving, gardening, cleaning house, and when I’m not reading, skyping with the kids, or walking with Zeus.