I gained a teaching certificate from the University of Western Ontario, entered the teaching profession, set up the geography department at a new high school and remained active in curriculum writing. In the course of my career I taught Geography, Environmental Education, English, History, and Entrepreneurial Studies, in addition to writing curriculum for Fashion Arts, Marketing, Life Skills, and Family Studies.
I believe in making subjects relevant. If you believe, as I do, that students learn best by doing and that subjects should be taught by teachers passionate about what they are doing, then you'll welcome my ideas.
Because of my involvement in curriculum development I was chosen to represented local geographers on a mining tour sponsored by the Ontario Mining Association.
I gained an honors degree in Geography from the University of Waterloo and later took masters course work at the University of Windsor including the publication of 'Dial-A-Bus: A Feasibility Study'.
I'm married and live in Windsor. I retired after having taught high school geography for 31 years, including serving as head of department and writing on curriculum committees. I'm a published writer and since 1989 a small business owner. When not writing or managing my business, I spend time at my other passions: dogs, genealogy, sailboat racing, reading, watching movies, following ice hockey and baseball, preparing and eating good food, tasting new wines, listening to jazz, and gardening. Recent illnesses within my immediate family- cancer, Crohn's- have educated me on the importance of advocacy, care-giving, and the management of one's own health and environment.