Schools forbid principals from dating school personnel, but that doesn’t stop Katherine “KT” Tucker, principal of a rural Hawaiian elementary school, from falling hopelessly in love with her newest job applicant, Buck Pali. KT is desperate to hire a new teacher after unruly and disrespectful children cause their assigned teacher to quit mid-year. A work […]
I was once a sweet young schoolteacher living alone in rural Hawaii. One of my “aunties” set me up on a blind date with a visiting construction worker and twelve years later, we are living in Austin, Texas with five rambunctious children and a darling granddaughter.
Many things have changed over the years, but my commitment to writing has not. Through the support of my devoted (and handsome) husband and my writing partner, Jackie Marilla, I have been able to continue sitting at my laptop for long hours, drinking coffee and eating peanut M&Ms. I also wrote 102 Reading Response Lessons: Reading Comprehension for Test Day and Beyond (Corwin Press) in 2005.