I remember this exercise from school: We'd draw concentric circles, write our name in the center one, and then fill the rings with things that described us, in decreasing importance. The ranking is difficult for me, but here are some ways in which I define myself. These are my rings.
I've worked as a Middle School Principal, a teacher in almost every subject from math and science to English and history and in almost every grade from 3rd through 10th. But right around 6th and 7th grade--when they get loud and messy and start exploring who they really are? That's when I really like to teach them.
I'm a writer and a blogger and working on finishing my first draft of a Middle Grade Fantasy/Adventure novel about five seventh graders who learn they are time travelers with a dangerous mission to complete.
I've been a tutor, a Peace Corps Volunteer, a National Parks volunteer, and a firefighter.
I'm a mom. I'm a woman, and that's not something I take lightly. (Just ask my husband.) I'm a sister and a daughter of wonderful people both alive and dead. I'm a wife, sometimes a housewife, and I love that, and try to be proud of it. I'm a member of the global community. I'm a reader. And even though I haven't done theatre since college, I'm an actor.
More about me at the About the Author page on my blog or on my website at wendylawrence.org.