Who is Mrs. PH?

Short bio: I was born on an Air Force base in California (a long, long time ago), but consider  Mandeville, Louisiana, which is about 40 minutes north of New Orleans, to be my home.  I spent my early years moving all over as an Air Force brat.  I've lived in several cities in California, Texas, Washington, and Louisiana, and Madrid, Spain.  We eventually settled back in my family's hometown in Louisiana by the time I was 11. I received my BA in Liberal Arts  in 1998, my MA in English Literature in 2000 from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA, and my Master of Library & Information Sciences from the University of Alabama in 2015 (Roll Tide!).  

I taught English 101 (Freshman Comp) at SLU, then I taught at an all-girls Catholic high school in Covington, LA before landing at Kennedy Catholic in 2001.   I've taught all grades of English at Kennedy Catholic (but mostly Creative Writing and Sophomores), as well as EFL Intermediate Literature, Spanish I, and Cultural Anthropology.  

In the 2015-2016 school year I began my new role as the Kennedy Catholic Librarian, as well as continuing to teach Cultural Anthropology and Supervised Study.
Hiking in Wales

Hobbies and interests: Traveling!  SEC football, the New Orleans Saints, Die Mannschaft (German soccer) and USA soccer, writing, reading, watching films, music, (mostly useless) trivia, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, and Outlander.  Also, I think crows and ravens are the coolest birds in the world.  Chickens are a close second, but even though they're cute, they're kind of dumb.

If I was a Hogwart's Student my patronus would be:  A cow.  I'd like to tell you it would be a raven because they're so clever and majestic, but no.  It would be a cow.  Cows are beautiful and they look like butter dishes with heads.  Plus, they're huge so it would crush the opposition.  Unless it was a miniature cow patronus.  Then someone on my side had better have a dragon patronus.

Favorite authors: Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, WB Yeats, James Joyce, Neil Gaiman, Diana Gabaldon, really too many to name.  It's easier to tell you....

Least favorite authors: Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald. My idea of Hell is a library filled with just books by these authors.  If you're sensing an American Literature theme, you are correct -- but it's not intentional, just coincidental.

When I grow up I want to be: the person who reads books on cd/digital format.  Note: I just found out that one can actually volunteer to do this very thing!