“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
― To Kill A Mockingbird by
I have been an educator since 1973. My first position was at the Pace School, where I created multimedia programs and developed individualized instruction using technology of the times. I also created and implemented individual educational programs for students who had been diagnosed as socially and emotionally disturbed and learning disabled. As a private tutor with Psychological Associates of Pittsburgh, I taught students using individualized learning programs that I developed in consultation with psychologists.
In 1983, I came to The Campus School where I became a classroom teacher and taught middle school language arts. I created an independent language arts curriculum based on the use of novels in the classroom. My philosophy of education is driven by the belief that all students should be challenged and encouraged. At The Campus School I also supervised student teachers, served on Middle States accreditation teams, and maintained ongoing professional development.
My passion for meeting the needs of students has led me to my current position as Director of Student Services. I coordinate internal and external student services including instructional support for individual students. I also serve on the adminstration team, manage student testing such as the ERBs, and coordinate spending of Title IV Grant with the Pittsburgh-Mt. Oliver Intermediate Unit.
I am the proud mother or Justin and Vanessa, and I am owned by a German shepherd named Haus and a cat-who-thinks-he's-a-dog named Truck. In a former life I had a pilot license and flew planes. My favorite hobbies include knitting and reading, and you can probably guess the name of my favorite book!