Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Education (1994) Major: Administration and Supervision, Virginia Commonwealth University Bachelor of Arts (1982) Major: Liberal Arts, California University of Pennsylvania CERTIFICATION Public Schools of North Carolina, Standard Professional 1, Endorsements: School Administrator: Principal, Psychology, Social Studies: Sociology 9-12, Learning Disabled K12 Virginia Post-Graduate Professional Teaching License Endorsements: Administration/Supervision (Pre K – 12), Sociology, Psychology, Specific Learning Disabilities (Pre K – 12) Instructional Coaching certificate (2/17/2016) (Jim Knight program) EMT Certification (2015)
I was born and raised in the Pittsburgh PA area. Because of that I am a hugh STEELER fan. I attended California University of Pennsylvania and eventually moved to central Virginia and began teaching at the high school level. During my teaching career, I went back to school (Virginia Commonwealth University) and earned my Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision. My teaching career has spanned 32 years going on 33. I cannot think of a more satisfying job than working with children and seeing them learn and progress throughout the school year(s). Some other interesting information is that my co-teacher and I were part of the Excellence in Co-Teaching Initiative (through the VDOE) 2014-16, and had the Official Co-Teaching Demonstration site for Region 3 in Virginia. I was also a Presenter at the Content Teaching Academy: Augmenting Science and Special Educator Teams at James Madison University (Summer 2015).