Hello….before I do anything, I’d just like to introduce myself. I’m Kathy Jean. I’m a wife, mother, teacher, eternal student, and child of God. I make mistakes and am quick to say I’m sorry. I try my very best to give honor where honor is due. I find that I am the happy recipient of joy and amusement most often when encountering the written word and that can come in many forms: a quick note from my husband, a long letter from my daughter away at school, or a scribbled signature next to a self portrait by my seven year old. It is also often found in a favorite book, a short story written by a student, a hello from a friend across a keyboard or Christmas card across the miles.
But most valuable to me are the words of Jesus. They have brought me from death to life. It is not lost on me the incredible transformation His testimony has made in me and can make in you. I can’t help but see Him everywhere and cannot read anything except through His eyes. I hope to find a venue here to share my thoughts, ideas, and word pictures with you and hope that in turn you would do the same for me.
I’m not an expert on literature, but I am an enthusiast! I am passionate about reading and encouraging others to learn to love to read. British literature is my favorite area to teach and learn. I love the Anglo Saxons, the Canterbury Tales, Medieval Times, and especially Queen Elizabeth I… I like to think we would have been friends.
I currently teach grades sixth through twelfth. I teach English, American Literature, British Literature, Art History, and Introduction to Psychology. In the recent past I have also taught World History and Biblical Worldview. We live in a great big, beautiful world with lots to share and learn together. So I hope you will visit often to dance with me, the “literary jig”!