Barb Perlewitz

I never thought I would be sitting in an airport waiting to fly off to Hawaii and be working on my introduction, but here I am. My name is Bar Perlewitz, and I have a variety of titles that for the moment will have to wait (here's hoping this intro can be reworked once I get to a computer rather than my IPad).

For the first time in my life I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I just finished teaching three online courses on Sunday, closed them out; went to a wedding on Saturday that was a 2-hour drive each way, dropped my dog (a retired greyhound – Gus) off at his new home for the next week, packed and raced off to Chicago to catch a 7 a.m. flight to the Big Island.

I know the system is set up to open a course at 12:01 a.m., so I looked up the first week and my heart sank. My first thought was "boy, are my online courses archaic – note to self, you have a lot to learn!" My next thought was I'm going to be really behind if I have limited internet access this next week, so I'm asking for leniency and promise to be the summarizer this week so I don't feel so guilty climbing a volcano, swimming with the dolphins, going to a luau and watching the annual turtle release on July 4.

My motivation for taking this course is simple. Angie is good, and I have a lot to learn. I also need to renew my teaching license (it was due June 30) so I can continue to work in the field observing student teachers, review Professional Development plans in WI (I forgot to mention I live in Wisconsin), and update my credentials with my own professional development.

I am married, have two children, two grandchildren (3-year-old twins), love to travel, read, and test my mental acuity doing suduko puzzles.

I really am hoping to update this "About Me" assignment when life isn't whizzing by so fast – next week.

Here's hoping I did this right now that I have to get on the plane. See everyone in a week.