Chelsea Brown

 

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"There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination.  Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic." ~Anais Nin

Welcome to the Personal page of my portfolio. This section of my portfolio is designed to share my background, family, hobbies and activities.

Background
I have spent all but five years living on Long Island.  Born in Atlanta, Georgia in April 1974, I spent my first year of life in a small house on a lake before my parents decided to return to Long Island.  The only other time I left was to venture off to college in 1992 for four years.  After graduating from college, I returned home to pursue a teaching career in my former district and have never left. 

Family
Without them, none of this would have been possible.  I have always taken pride in the way my family has been able to sustain such a strong bond.  Losing my father suddenly to cancer in January of 2005, my family and I learned firsthand, just how strong that bond truly was.  Our two-week drive cross country to scatter my dad's ashes at Needles Overlook, the summer of 2005,  proved to be one of the most spectacular and memorable journeys I have ever experienced.

    

I would like to thank my family (Finnegan too) for their never ending support and encouragement, their unconditional love, and most importantly their sympathetic ear when things got stressful during this doctoral journey.

Hobbies & Activities

When I am not at work, I can be found on stage, tooling around in my Jeep with the top down, on the volleyball court, barbequing with friends, or relaxing in my mom's backyard, what I'd like to call "Paradise". 

I have always loved performing on stage and after a six year hiatus, I became a member of the Northport Community Theater.  Starring in productions such as, The Music Man, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Footloose, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, and Cinderella, I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to entertain others and interact with many of my students and their families outside of school.

I've had my Jeep for ten years and love it more and more each time I get in it.  I've been known to take spontaneous trips out to the east end on a sunny day, however I don't need to go far to enjoy the fresh air.  After finishing my college career indoors playing volleyball for Loyola College and several years of coaching at the Varsity and middle school level, I soon found that the sun and sand added so much more to the game.  Playing on Sunday mornings, when I am not in class, I find myself enjoying good times and great exercise with friends.

Some say you find heaven in your own backyard, I know this to be true. As you can see from the photos, this is PARADISE.  I don't have to travel far to escape from the hustle and bustle of work and school. I spend the rest of my free time right here with family and friends.  Whether swimming in the pool, gardening with mom, having a grill, or just sitting by the chiminea watching a Mets game...this truly is my most favorite place to be.

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We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.  ~Mary Dunbar