After earning my Master's degree from the University of South Florida, I had a long teaching career in the public school system. My first assignment was teaching Deaf high school students and a few years later, I added a new American Sign Language program to the school where I was teaching. This was a great balance between working intensively with students who had special learning needs and interacting with students pursuing a diploma along the traditional track. Years later, I transferred to the elementary level, where I had the pleasure of teaching in classrooms for students with special needs, as well as basic education settings. Throughout my teaching career, I've worked with students of all ages, in a wide variety of subjects. Regardless of the age or content, my greatest joy comes when I I see the incredible expression on a student's face that tells me, "Now I understand. I can do this!" When I'm not busy teaching, I enjoy photography, traveling, gardening, and spending time with my family, including my lovable dog, Baxter.
Education & Certification
Graduate Degree: University of South Florida-Main Campus - Master of Science, Aural (Re)Habilitation
Photography, gardening, crafts, and cooking.