Clayton, New Mexico was a small, but thriving community in ranching country when I was born and growing up. My parents were educators and my two brothers, my sister and I all followed their footsteps in every level of education from preschool to post graduate level. My husband, Jim, is also an educator. He and I lived in Houston and our three children were born there. When he retired, we moved to Austin to be near those three kids and now our four grandchildren. Playing with children and watching them discover their world is the greatest joy.