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About Me: My name is Bree Straayer, and I have been teaching and tutoring English and Writing for the last ten years, primarily at the high school and college level. Before that, I worked as a licensed childcare provider for several years. This year, I graduated with my PhD in Rhetoric and Writing at Michigan State University, and being a "non-traditional" student with a full life, I am proud of that achievement. I have three children -  a daughter in college, a son in high school, and another son in middle school.

 Hobbies: I enjoy most creative endeavors from knitting to decorating with all my strange thrift store finds.

 My favorite parts of the job/what I look forward to: I love teaching mostly because I enjoy people and the connections learning brings. Getting to be a part of discovery and growth in people's lives is a privilege. I am excited to work with the Literacy Center and for the opportunity to build community in the classroom with learners and their families. 

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