Hmm. About me. Well, my name’s Tess and I teach high school broadcast journalism and yearbook. It’s fun, challenging, exhausting, frustrating and exhilarating – usually all within the same class period. My desire in my job is to nurture in each student real confidence in his or her abilities, no matter where they start. There is no more important skill in the outside world, as far as I’m concerned, than the ability to communicate effectively. That’s what I teach, and what I believe.
I’m also the school’s technology coordinator (thus the username). Most schools have a full-time tech coordinator. My little school can’t afford that, so I get to do two jobs. Yay! I mostly don’t mind it, except for when I’m called out of my class to fix a teacher’s monitor THAT WAS NOT TURNED ON. (This really happened.) Then it makes me a little grumpy. But I get to play with all kinds of fun electronic toys, so I can’t really complain.
That’s what I do.
I love to take photographs, and I try to do it as much as I can, because I’m nowhere near as good as I want to be. I am a visual thinker, and color and light and composition help me to Tell My Story. Thank goodness for the invention of digital cameras.
It is my firm belief that baking and cooking and feeding people gives life meaning. I bake a lot.
Who I am…well, that’s still a work in progress.