Team member interview
Today we would like to introduce you to our researcher extraordinaire. We love Diane Dillion for many reasons: she remembers all of the books she has ever read, she speaks Italian, she is athletic, artistic, and she brings in donuts. What’s not to love about such a well rounded person?! Diane brings a little sunshine to us everyday; here is what she had to say about working at Bright Ideas Press:
I’ve been here for a little over 1½ fun-filled years. I retired after 35 years as librarian, the bulk of those years for a nearby high school, the day before I started working here. I’m on the writing team, so my assignments consist of researching and writing lessons for Simple Solutions books, researching and organizing content-based websites for lessons in all subject areas, and, like everyone else here, I help out with all the jobs needing volunteers such as folding t-shirts, packing Summer Solutions books for shipping, decorating for the holidays, . . . whatever the day brings.
I learn a lot here. NPR’s Whad’Ya Know? quiz show has this category: THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE LEARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL (HAD YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION). I can now answer questions in that category, thanks to working with very wise people and partly from researching the major topics for writing. I believe that the lessons we write help students develop a clear understanding of many topics, improve reading comprehension and, our raison d’être, retain that essential information or skill that further education and living in a global economy are based on.
It’s no secret here that my favorite foods are chocolate, macarons, and chocolate macarons. Luckily, each week I rock climb, bowl, play racquetball, ski, take a yoga class, and when the weather cooperates, bike and walk. I also love to travel, especially by bike. I also have a series of hobbies such as knitting, beading, painting, and stained glass, and, I am equally non-proficient at all of them.
Remember! Nonessential means unimportant, but nonpareil means chocolate with sprinkles. The Daily Mood Calendar by ©Emotionally Sound Fred