33 years in public elementary schools, 30 years tutoring
Meeting individual student needs at their own pace
2004 Apple Teacher of the Year, Ithaca, NY, Highlights for Children Best Sports article 1995-2006
Bachelor of Arts SUNY Cortland, Secondary Education Masters in Elementary School Education SUNY Cortland
I am a children’s author with over 125 articles in Highlights, Disney Adventures, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Boy’s Life and Sports Illustrated and the author of one book, Uncommon Champions: Fifteen Athletes Who Battled Back. In 2005 I founded and have directed a nonprofit tutoring organization, Golden Opportunity (GO). GO, matches retired teachers with struggling low-income students and provides free one-on- one tutoring and mentoring to them. The program serves students in grades 2-8 in all Ithaca City schools, currently offering to 75 students.