44 years in the classroom... loved every minute of it. Major classes taught: English 12AP and English 11, although I've taught every grade and every level from 9th grade to 12th grade.
Making the English classroom dynamic and alive through my high energy, my creativity, my high motivation, and my love of literature. My aim: to get kids involved in their own education and to make kids like English and literature... I try always to remember that students may not remember what you taught them but they will remember how you treated them...AND that students need to be accountable for their own education.
New York State Educator of the Year 1995 English 12 AP Literature and Composition Reader for many, many years Westchester County "Diane Travis Day" Samsung "Hope for Education" essay winner for two years in a row (won $35,000 worth of Samsung products for school) HVSF (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival) grant-writer ... Lakeland Education Foundation's Honoree Teacher of 7 students who each won HSBC's essay contest (free computers) 2001
B.A. magna cum laude University at Albany M.A. English Universaity at Albany 84 graduate credits beyond M.A. (various sources of credits)
Mother of three. Devotee of reading, theater-trips, needlework, shopping, travelling, walking ...and eating out with friends.