I'm a college graduate with a major in English Literature and minors in Theatre Studies and Religion. I'm an avid fan of musicals and a devout book-worm, and am rather fond of knitting and sewing. If it was up to me, I would spend every day curled up in an over-stuffed chair in the library with a good bit of Tolkien, or sprawled out on my bed with a sketchbook doodling Bellatrix Lestrange in all her maniacal glory. My goals in life include: earning a Masters degree from Cambridge, serving as a docent at the Jane Austen museum in Bath, working as a house manager at the new Globe Theatre in Manhattan, writing a series of young adult fiction dedicated to my 15-year-old cousin, acting in historical recreations in Williamsburg, VA and consulting for films centered around period literature. And world peace. I'd like that too. I am presently teaching high school English in North Carolina. Feel free to follow my teaching blog at http://www.extermiteach.wordpress.com, or support my classroom projects at http://www.donorschoose.org/extermiteach !