Cindy Wilson

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Location Springfield, Illinois, United States
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Introduction I am a former middle school English / Language Arts teacher who is currently an associate professor of teacher education at the University of Illinois at Springfield. I am fascinated by the way the world of literacy is opening up, primarily through the use of new technologies. I am also fascinated by what happens in nature, whether or not that refers to things that make me happy or things that make me feel creepy.
Interests Literature, multimedia, writing of all kinds, gardening, being healthy, scrapbooking, music, dancing, nature.
Favorite Movies The Princess Bride, Field of Dreams, The Scarlett Pimpernel, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Sound of Music, Holiday Inn, White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, The Women, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, O Brother Where Are Thou.
Favorite Music I have very eclectic taste in music, but I prefer music with good rythym, harmony, and nuance. The songs on my Ipod range from Rosemary Clooney's "Where Will the Dimple Be" through Brad Paisley's evocative version of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus, " to Raul Malo's "Cold, Cold Heart." And there is always anything by Wagner. Anything. My dear sister taught me to love him.
Favorite Books Rebecca, A Day No Pigs Would Die, The Red Tent, The Last Time They Met, Painted Paragraphs, The Power of Place, Moloka'i. Oh where will this list end? Patrick Stewart's books ... there is not enough room ....

What is your favorite movie, and how would you change the ending, if you could?