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Jack of all trades…master of a few. 


I have two dogs, eleven chickens, and one goal: to grow my own dinner and Instagram it. If I were a pioneer, I’d be dead.

I’ve taught, worked in insurance, restaurants, retail, taught martial arts, worked at a famous music library, run the art department at day camp, and supersized fries.

I failed out of music school, fired myself from my own company, and ended up at a Silicon Valley startup by accident, asking, “Startup what?”

I’ve written for or been featured in EdTech Digest, Edutopia, EdSurge, US News and World Report Money,  EdTech Review India, ConversationEd, TeachThought, NPR, Edweek, Quartz, and several other places, both in and out of education. I’ve also done some really good public speaking.

My books: A Broke Teacher’s Guide to Success: How to Build Your Dreams on Teacher Pay, Don’t Sniff the Glue: A Teacher’s Misadventures in Education Reform, Tiny T-Rex Tries to Annoy Mom, and Paronella Park, (co-authored with legendary cartoonist Sarah Steenland).




Find me on Clubhouse, Twitter or Instagram.

Check out my Poser Homestead Substack and Poser Homestead site for some recipes and simple living.

If you’re a teacher who needs to stop spending your paycheck on your job, sign up for No Broke Teachers Here  and take The No Spend Challenge (it’s “pay what you want–including totally free–you’ll give your self a 10% raise, guaranteed!)

You can find my legacy blog at Café