I spent 38 years in K-12 education in three school districts covering southeast, central, and northern Idaho. I held positions at the building and district office levels in Speech Pathology, teaching, (in several special education positions), and administration. I retired from public education and took a CEO position with a community rehabilitation agency in northern Idaho, serving people with disabilities. At our agency, children participated in an after school and summer day camp program, youth in high school transition and Pre-ETS Summer Work programs, and adults in employment training, employment support and a day health program. After 7 years, I retired again and moved to Colville to be near my husband's family, including his elderly parents.
For the past 5 years my husband and I have been raising three of our grandchildren, 2 of whom have developmental disabilities. My interest in PACE has come from my experience with high school transition, Pre-ETS Summer Work, and the upcoming needs of my grandchildren. Since March of 2020 I have home schooled the 2 children with disabilities.
In my spare time I like to spend time with our extended family, and enjoy the outdoors by walking/hiking, driving my quad, or in my kayak.
My brief experience with PACE this fall has been rewarding, uplifting, and satisfying. I'm so glad to be a part of PACE.