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    Shark with mouth wide open and Ms. Bedell inside  

       ABOUT ME

    My name is Diane Fielding Bedell and this is my sixteenth year teaching at Blakely.  I live on the island with my husband, my wacky dog and a cat who likes to sing. My sons were once Blakely Bulldogs.  They are grown up and off having their own adventures.  I love to teach and I feel very fortunate to work at such a fine, fine school.    Thanks to generous donations from BSF we have a  STEM program in all the elementary schools. This year will be my fourth year teaching STEM and my first year teaching HC.  I am very excited to have this opportunity.
        When I'm not teaching, I am busy traveling the world, walking my dog, writing, hiking or skiing with my sons or trying a new recipe.   Life is full of adventure.
    Every day I try to learn something new.  
     
     
    Education is not the filling of a pail,
    but the lighting of a fire.
                                    
     -William Butler Yates
     
     turtle from my trip to Galapagosbaby elephant jellies from Seattle AquariumGalapagos Islands image of frigate birds and sealsMy sons
    Hank Williams Jr. Jr. our pet cat