Honored by the White House as a Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Science and Mathematics in 1995, I focused on math and science instruction. I spent 22 years at the middle school level teaching and loving the quirky humor the this age. Prior to that time I taught in a multiage setting at the elementary level. In 2015, I shifted from the classroom, left the country and became the Principal of Deep Creek Middle School, a small independent middle school on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. I remained there there for three years and learned so much about being open to possibilities, about being creative with minimal resources and about building friendships across countries. In 2018, I returned to the States, came back to the elementary level where I now serve as the Assistant Principal at the Camden Rockport Elementary School. I remain extensively involved in professional development, teacher leadership, mentoring, and curriculum development. I continue to use my training in Responsive Classroom, Restorative Justice, and Response to Intervention to reflect on practices that support all students, but especially our neediest. I am committed to seeing that all children I am in contact with get a quality education and have dedicated adults in their lives. Education for me continues to be about passion and compassion and I strive to make that my goal every day.
1982 Oberlin College, B.A.
University of Maine, M.Ed (1992)
Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics (1995)
2000: Knox County Conservation Teacher of the Year; 1996: Maine Educator Award