Getting to know me:
I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and raised in that area as well as the North end of Vancouver Island where we saw Bald Eagles most every day and were often able to see pods of Orcas in the Inlet from our living room window!
Side note: Check out 5th Grade teacher Mrs. L Bennett’s picture. We had TWO of those cutie pies while we lived in that little town!
I immigrated to Utah in August 1987. I married while living in the Salt Lake area. We moved to Logan a little over a year later with our infant daughter so that my husband could continue his education at USU where he earned a BS in Elementary Education and I earned a PHT (Putting Him Through) diploma!
That took us to Southern CA for 9 years before we had enough of living in CA and we moved back to Utah to beautiful Saint George!
While in SoCal, I started to volunteer in our daughter’s kindergarten class. I was usually there 5 days a week in the latter part of the school year. The following year I started subbing in the school district. After a few years of subbing, I accepted a job as the librarian at my husband’s school. It was the last card catalog library in the district. I was there a few years and at my instigation, saw it through being automated. I then transferred to another school library for more hours.
While our daughter was in the 6th grade we decided it was time to leave California behind. We were both hired into WCSD in August 2004. I worked as a Para Educator, I subbed for a few months and then was hired at Dixie High School as a Media Specialist. A couple of years after moving to Saint George, I was on my own.
I continued to work at Dixie High School and was able to attend Dixie Applied Technology College and earn my Certificates in AutoCAD and Architectural Drafting while working many jobs each week, some of which were in the field of drafting.
Two years later my husband found me! We were married that year and back to SoCA I went. In July 2019 you may have heard of some huge earthquakes in SoCA. They were centered within 12 miles of our home with thousands of aftershocks. I had no idea, however, I can now attest to PTSD and vertigo being a real thing as a result of such. My husband loves to say he sent me to the retirement home! LOL 🙂 He continues to work for the DoD in CA. We travel to each other, mostly he travels here, as often as possible.
We had talked extensively about retiring to Saint George when we met, so here I am, working in for WCSD again and loving it!!!