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Native of Cincinnati, OH, graduated from Indian Hill High School, class of 1979, Florida State University grad, 1983, married, proud parent of 2 Warrior daughters, pet owner, writer, Spanish tutor and Zumba (tm) instructor.
Expertise Area: Spanish language education, child care and development, writing
Year started: 2005
Degrees: BS in Multi-Lingual/Multi-Cultural Spanish Education from Florida State University;15 Graduate hours in special education from Xavier University
Publications: Akin to the Truth: A Memoir of Adoption and Identity;Terrace Park's A Walk In The Park magazine, Precious Pets columnist
Professional Interests: working with and learning more about students with diverse needs and diverse backgrounds
Awards: "Terrific Teacher" Award, MNDHS, 2003
Experience: 1983-1987, Spanish Teacher, McNicholas High School;1987-2003, Spanish Teacher, Mount Notre Dame High School;2003-2004, Pre School Aide and Spanish, Creative Tots;2004-2005, Mariemont "ET" / KLC Kindergarten Enrichment Teacher;2005-2008, Aide, Mariemont Elem and Jr. High;2008-2014, Substitute teacher for Mariemont and other area districts;2014-2015 Aide at Terrace Park Elem Pre School;2015-now, Special Needs Aide, MHS;Zumba Fitness, (tm) instructor since 2011;1983-now private tutor in Spanish, all grades