Check out my current project on Boom! I am creating decks to assist students with Confusing Words. Words like ant/aunt, accept/except, buy/by/bye, and more. If you have any confusing words you would like included in one of the decks, submit them through the Customize link.
Who am I?
I worked with schools from 1995-2020 assisting with the use of technology to promote teaching and learning. Prior to 1995, I worked for a variety of companies as a programmer and end-user trainer.
In 2019, my husband retired and we relocated from St. Louis, MO to Lido Beach, NY with my mother. The plan was for me to continue to provide technology training to teachers (in-person and online) as well as teach online. Like everyone else, my life changed drastically in 2020.
The pandemic was not the only issue for us. I was also diagnosed with cancer in January, 2020, had surgery in February, and went through my first round of chemo (April, 2020 – June, 2020). We did fine. Made it through. And let me say, do the cancer screenings! Colonoscopies, mammograms, etc. If caught early, cancer is beatable.
The funny thing about having cancer is they continue to do tests after the chemo is over. Those tests caught my second cancer in April, 2022. So once again, I had another round of chemo (May, 2022 – July, 2022) as well as two surgeries. Once again, I will be going through additional testing. Hopefully there will not a third cancer diagnosis in my future.
So where do I go from here? I am not ready to retire! I have decided to focus on building content to support curriculum using various technology apps.