Degrees and Certifications:
I have a B.F.A. in English/Art from Columbia College in Chicago with endorsements in English as a Second Language, Earth Science, Art, English, and Journalism. I continued my studies at the Mandarin Daily Institute, in Taipei, Taiwan and later Barat @ DePaul in Chicago.
I began teaching in the 1980’s in Lake Forest, IL. You can look at me and guess that, whatever other shortcomings I may have, I'm experienced. Back to us, if I'm in my 60’s and my students are in their teens, there will be some significant differences between us. This will create opportunities to learn from each other. I look forward to this.
I taught for 10 years at Grant Community High School and also at the College of Lake County, IL. Before moving to Arizona I also taught at Adlai E. Stevenson High School and Maine South High School in Illinois.
In addition to teaching I have owned and operated horse facilities and ranches in both Illinois and Wyoming. This is my fourth year teaching at Maricopa High School. I will be teaching both 10th and 11th grade English.