1971-76 Pemberton Township High School, Pemberton, NJ Teacher of Home Economics 1989-2009 Northern Burlington County Regional Schools, Columbus, NJ • Teacher of high school Family Consumer Sciences and Child Development • Teacher of 7th grade Language Arts 2002-2010 Contributing author to Crinkles Magazine 2005-present Instructor, Institute of Children’s Literature 2011-present Calliope magazine teacher’s guide developer 2012-present co-Founder of Entelechy Education (www.entelechyed.com)
I prefer an active learning style where the students take charge of their education. Before I retired, I hung a motto in my room: We help each other learn. This showed by students that I was more than a teacher, I was a lifelong learning coach.
1993 A+ for Kids Disseminator Grant 1993 1st Place, Smart Consumer Lesson Plan Contest 1994 Perkins Consumer and Homemaking Grant 1994 2nd place, Economics America Lesson Plan Contest 1995 Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education Grant 1997 Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education Grant 1997 NJ Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year 1998 Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers honoree 1998 Honorable Mention, Writer’s Digest competition, “Your Assignment #101” 1999 President’s Recognition of Literary Excellence Award for poetry, Iliad Press 2000 Blue Mountain Arts 2nd place poetry award 2000 Ann S. McChesney Nutrition Education Award 2002 Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers honoree 2003 SCBWI Magazine Merit Competition honorable mention Letter of Merit for “Nepal Mythology” Crinkles July/Aug 2003 2005 SCBWI Magazine Merit Competition honorable mention Letter of Merit for “Snowflake Bentley” Crinkles Sept/Oct 2005 2008 SCBWI judge, Magazine Merit Awards 2008 Baldwin fellow, University of Wisconsin at Madison: Nanotechnology Meets Biotechnology 2009 Honorable mention, Acclaim Screenplay Awards Until the End (screenplay) 2009 Second round finalist, Austin Film Festival Until the End (screenplay) 2009 Quarterfinalist, Creative World Awards, Until the End (screenplay) 2009 First round qualifier, Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards, Until the End (screenplay) 2010 Quarter-Finalist, 14 Annual FADE IN Awards (screenplay) 2014 Mom's Choice Awards for book, Where's Green? 2015 Mom's Choice Awards for book, Everybody Cooks!
BS, Home Economics Education, 1971, Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ Institute of Children’s Literature basic course, 2000 Highlights for Children Writers’ Conference, Chautauqua, NY, July 2000 Institute of Children’s Literature advanced course, 2001 Institute of Children’s Literature workshop for instructors, 2005
I maintain two blogs: http://parent-teacher-child-connection.blogspot.com/ and http://www.entelechyed.com/enteleblog_ I am also author the following books: Everybody Cooks! STEM Facts and Recipes for Family Cooperation and Healthier Eating - Holiday Favorites Edition, 2015 What's the Matter? 2014 Oxygen Finds Friends, 2014 Where’s Green?, Entelechy Education, LLC, 2013 Ducklings in a Row, Character Publishing, 2012 Woody’s World, Character Publishing, 2011 The Kinetic Classroom, Creative Press, 2011 Somebody Cares!, WestBow Press, 2010 Helping Kids Help. Zephyr Press, 2007 Feng Shui for the Classroom:101Easy-to-use Ideas, Zephyr Press, 2004
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Statistics, Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, General Science, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Engineering, Women's History Month