Taught elementary school in several states. Developed a license pre-school in Illinois. Taught in both traditional and open classrooms. Was the Executive Director of a center for autistic and developmentally disabled children. Gave workshops on finances, long-term care insurance products, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Supportive to children with high expectations for each child. Comfortable classroom setting with the children knowing that I cared for them.
One of one-hundred women selected to participate in the Leadership America program. An Outstanding Administrator award from the National Association for Children and Adults with Autism
Graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BS degree in education. At the University of Arizona, in Tucson, worked towards the Masters' Degree in Guidance & Counseling. Earned Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter designations from The American College.
Had the book "Registered Nurse to Rear Admiral...A First for Navy Women" published several years ago. It's the biography of Alene B. Duerk. I enjoy creating stories for children that encourage children to think and answer questions. However, I am not artistic so my stories have no pictures. Another unique area, for adults, relates to gift giving which can be found at www.luckyscreencloth.com.