About Me

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BS in Comprehensive Literature and Secondary Education from Edinboro University

MS in Communications with an emphasis in Journalism from Shippensburg University

MS in Literacy Education from Shenandoah University

MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University


A teacher of twenty-three years, I’ve spent most of my teaching career in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, where I have taught English 9 Honors, English 11, English 12, Yearbook, Speech, Creative Writing, Print Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, and middle school Read180 for five years. I also spent a year teaching English as a Foreign Language in the United Arab Emirates, plus a summer in the Czech Republic and a summer in China.

I recently moved to Maine, where I enjoyed a quarantined COVID life in the shade of a ski slope.

  • I Love
  • I Laugh
  • I Read
  • I Dream


  • I Teach
  • I Write
  • I Hike
  • I Swim

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