It’s a pleasure for me to work hand in hand with so many talented and giving teachers and librarians. Having been a classroom teacher, I understand the challenges and dedication involved. Being an educator is an amazing, gratifying and exhausting job.

My position at The Missourian affords me the pleasure of interacting with teachers and librarians in regard to Book Buzz and author events, and getting their feedback on upcoming Book Buzz Picks. I especially enjoy returning to the classroom to interact with students—their feedback is energizing and I always take away bits of wisdom they so eloquently offer.