I have taught dance and drama for the past 30 years, with all age levels. I also have experience teaching English in middle school, high school, community college and university. I have a Master's degree in English Education and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from University of Aberdeen.
I believe that motivation is the key to learning, and I try to make any subject relevant and interesting to the particular age group. I am very enthusiastic when I present a lesson, and this excitement seems to engage the students.
Who's Who Among America's Teachers - 3 years finalist in Florida Association of Community Colleges Exemplary Practice Award - 2000 founder of dance ensemble at Central Florida Community College USF College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Excellence Award USF English Department Harry S. Newman Award for Academic Promise 2011 Poetry Kit Award
Texas Christian University - BFA in Dance, 1978 University of Florida - M.Ed. in English Education, 1987 University of Aberdeen - Ph.D. in Creative Writing, 2013
author of poetry collection Odd Remains and YA novel Buried Secrets
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Basic Operations, Ancient History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Drama, Other (Specialty), Comparative Literature, Dance, English, Film, History, Other, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Study Skills, General Science, Writing, Short Stories, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Halloween