Eighth grade social studies teacher for 16+ years, I've taught honors, level-one, collaborative, and regular ed., as well as seventh grade. I've also been a volunteer tutor at a residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility for youth ages 12-19.
My daily classroom goal is to aid students to be good citizens, supporting and learning "with and from each other," as they grow toward becoming highly independent, responsible learners.
- All College Honors - Phi Alpha Theta - An American honor society in history - Kappa Delta Pi - International honor society in education - Donald D. and Barbara J. Leopard Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Military History
MA History, BS Secondary Ed - Masters Thesis, a historiography and examination of British, American, Canadian foreign policy prior to World War II.
I'm an avid gardener, love snowshoeing, and curling - fortunate to be married to an American hero. My husband retired after 24 years from the United States Army as a Master Aviator serving our nation in numerous locations around the world, deployed to war zones for 9 years of his military career. He earned 5 Meritorious Service Medals, a Bronze Star Medal, two Purple Hearts, the Army Air Medal as well as many other ribbons and medals. - I have two fun and beautiful grown step-daughters! - Together, my husband and I enjoy bowling, boating, and traveling North America by motorcycle; we have traveled tens-of-thousands of motorcycle miles. We are currently the New York State dierctors of GWRRA, a motorcycle association for friends, fun, safety, and knowledge.