The mathes's spent two years teaching at a teachers' college in Chiclayo, Peru, back in 1966-1968

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The Mathes's spent two years teaching at a teachers' college in Chiclayo, Peru, back in 1966-1968

The Mathes's spent two years teaching at a teachers' college in Chiclayo, Peru, back in 1966-1968

The Mathes's spent two years teaching at a teachers' college in Chiclayo, Peru, back in 1966-1968

My Work

I am the technology coordinator in the Schalmont Central School District. I also do a lot of staff development with teachers as they integrate technology across the curriculum. Much of what I have on this page is for my colleagues to use.

I maintain a web page for the Information Technology Support Services in our district. You can visit it to learn about our policies and activities.

Life Outside of School

Outside of school, my family and my friends are very important to me. In fact, the relationships that I have with people are what sustain me and make me be able to make it through the dark days and to find joy in the bright days.

I will share some interests and related sites of interest -- in case you too, share my interests and haven't found these sites yet.


I just learned to quilt about a few years ago... after a friend of mine made me a very special quilt from my daughter's clothes. Quilting is a peaceful and creative art.

WorldWide Quilting Page

Betty Reynolds' Quilting Page

This page has a zillion quilting bookmarks.


I started collecting kaleidoscopes about twenty years ago, when I developed an exhibit for the Scotia-Glenville Children's Museum. I love the playfulness and beauty of the movement of objects reflected in the mirrors. This is the only page I can find that has links to kaleidoscopes.

Kaleidoscope Heaven

If you live in my area of the country, you might like to visit "The World's Largest Kaleidoscope" located in the Catskills. The Kaatskill Kaleidoscope page will also tell you about other opportunities to enjoy yourself while in the area.

Kaatskill Kaleidoscope

Children's Museums

Twenty years ago, two of my friends and I decided to create the Scotia-Glenville Children's Museum. It was quite and adventure, and today the museum is one of the outstanding children's museums in this area. It is a travelling museum, with over fifteen teachers bringing its exhibits to over 80,000 children a year. I love children's museums, even though my children are all grown up. There are a great number of them on the Web -- here are a few for you to visit.

The Exploratorium

The Museum of Science, Boston

The Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Children's Museum, Utica

Science Museum of Minnesota


My husband and I have begun to really enjoy going to the movies. We have a tradition of rating movies on a scale of one to ten for fun. We have found a web site where we can rank movies, and it learns what kind of movies we will like. It has two interesting features -- I can sign on, tell it what movie I plan to see that night, and the site will predict whether I will like that movie or not. The other feature is called "movies for two". I can sign on, tell it that my husband and I are going to the movies, and it will predict if it is a good idea for the two of us.

Movie Critic

Peace Corps and Peru

My husband and I spent two years teaching at a teachers' college in Chiclayo, Peru, back in 1966-1968. As a result, a part of my heart is Peruvian, even though we haven't been there for thirty years. When I hear Spanish spoken, or have the opportunity to speak Spanish, I still feel connected with Peru.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Organization



Yes, this is a broad enough topic! I especially like to travel to National Parks. We have not visited that many, but two summers ago we went to the SouthWest, and now I am in love with the SouthWest. Some of my favorite parks:

The Arches National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Zion National Park

All Utah Parks Reference

Looking Beyond Ourselves and Beyond Our Community

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit ecumenical housing ministry. HFH seeks to eliminate poverty housing and hopelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to build houses with families in need. I participated in a "rebuild" Habitat for Humanity house sponsored by the Reformed Churches in Schenectady. For more information on Habitat for Humanity:

Habitat for Humanity

Interaction is a coalition of more than 150 non-profit organizations (including the Red Cross and CARE) working world wide. The coalition is an advocate for humanitarian assistance to the world's poor. For information on opportunities to volunteer:


Sunday April 30, 2000, the NY Times had a list of places that people can volunteer during their vacation. We are volunteering for a week this summer at the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp for the first time with a group from our church. Perhaps next summer we will spend part of our vacation volunteering with one of these groups! This is the list:

American Hiking Association

Archaelological Institute of America

Caribbean Volunteer Expeditions

Earthwatch Institute

Global Citizens Network

Global Service Corps

Global Volunteers

Oceanic Society

Passport in Time Clearinghouse

Quaker Information Center

Service Civil International Voluntary Service

Sierra Club Outings

University Research Expeditions Program (UREP)

Volunteers for Peace International Workcamps

Global TeachNet is a project meant to create a network of global educators. It provides small grants and disseminates successful global education programs.

Global TeachNet


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