I am an English teacher at a JK-12 school in Illinois.
I have been a seventh grade teacher for eleven years (I love seventh graders), and I have four and a half years of work in the the upper school (mostly juniors and seniors). After my second sojourn with upper school, I returned to my beloved seventh graders, never more to stray. A career switcher, I have worked in advertising (client side) and video production.
Arrived in Illinois by way of South Dakota, Northwestern University, Boston, and a year on the S/Y Jubilee as cook/stewardess/deckhand. The boat took me to the Caribbean (as far south as Union Island in the Grenadines), Gibraltar, Sardinia, Corsica, Italy, France, Croatia, and Bosnia.
Love: music, poetry, up eared dogs, cooking, reading, computers, cashmere sweaters, my garden, the circus, old friends. all things Spain, and my kids and husband.
This blog is where I reflect on my teaching and my life. Sometimes it’s a good moment from my day or a project that succeeded, sometimes it’s an explication of a piece of writing that helps me clarify why I teach it, and sometimes it’s a place to share disappointments.
I can be reached at tabor330 [at] gmail [dot] com