After teaching English for the past thirty-four years, I retired from the classroom this past spring and am embarking on a new career as an English tutor. I also teach creative writing workshops for middle school students during the summer in poetry and fiction. Although I became certified to teach secondary English in New Hampshire in 1976, I have always taught in private schools, starting in 1978 at The Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, where I taught primarily in the Upper School. I moved to Connecticut in 1997 and taught for fifteen years in the Middle School at the Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford.
An interesting mix given my longevity; I always taught my students a great deal, and we always managed to have a great deal of fun in the process!
awarded the William F. Gallagher Teaching Chair by The Rivers School (Weston, MA) 1992-1995
Trinity College, Hartford, CT (1971) BA in English; Keene State College, Keene, NH (1976) Certification in Secondary English
In my youth I published poetry and fiction in little magazines, but that was a long time ago!