Lived in Mexico for 3 years and developed and taught English to young adult students that were trying to get their high school equivalent certificate. Also developed an English program and taught the restaurant staff at a popular restaurant in the center of town in Queretaro, Mexico. In recent years, I developed an art history program that was taught in an elementary school by parent volunteers. Each month a parent introduced an artist to each grade 1st - 5th grade.
I have a facilitation teaching style. I design activities that connect to the learning style of the students and try to make the learning process fun!
Project Management Institute Member since 2002 Certified Project Management Professional since March 2003 Equal® Foundation Board Member, June 2000 to June 2002 Literacy Chicago Board Member, September 2002 to June 2003 Literacy Chicago Volunteer, 1993 to 2002
1985 - University of Wisconsin, Madison; Madison, Wisconsin BS, Computer Science 2009 - Keller Graduate School of Management; Chicago, Illinois Masters, Project Management
Lived abroad as an expatriate partner in Querétaro, Mexico, Campinas, Brazil, and Zurich, Switzerland. The magnitude and types of changes from this international experience have created new global perspectives and cultural / diversity awareness. Found opportunities to make a difference by teaching ESL to young adults and restaurant staff for 3 years in Mexico. Prior to living abroad, I was a project manager and trainer for 18 years for a Fortune 500 company. I taught Adult Literacy in Chicago from 1993 to 2002. In recent years, I held leadership positions for my son's elementary school's PTO including managing the fundraisers and developing an art history program that was taught by parent volunteers.