I offer many years of teaching/training experience. I currently serve as adjunct faculty in the Humanities/Social Sciences Departments at a junior college in Pennsylvania.
My professional and academic background has been primarily in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
I have worked in the government and private sectors of my field.
Creative and dynamic teacher and trainer, experienced in materials development
Dedicated health and human services professional with over 22 years of combined work experience in: managed care, communications/customer service, child welfare, family services, adult and adolescent mental health/substance abuse treatment, violence prevention, information services and conflict resolution
Skilled clinician with a background in therapeutic intervention and crisis support for at-risk populations, including but not limited to: abused and neglected children; homeless individuals; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons; and individuals with co-occurring psychiatric/substance disorders
Accomplished professional with an eclectic array of highly transferable skills and abilities relevant to public health, human resources, legal, behavioral/social science research, and social services environments
Flexible employee with demonstrated abilities and aptitudes to work successfully in for-profit, managed care, and government organizations.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Saint Marys College of California - Bachelors, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Graduate Degree: Bowie State University - Masters, Counseling Psychology
Local humanitarian outreach and assistance, exotic and tropical flowers, fashion and fragrance, and the arts
What is your teaching philosophy?
I LOVE my subject! I strive to improve overall comprehension of the subject matter in ways that will facilitate the student's ability to consistently and comprehensively present/apply the information they have learned. I "meet students where they are". My initial goal is to accurately identify where the student is in relation to Bloom's taxonomy of educational learning objectives. I then facilitate the evolution of their learning process in ways that allow them to advance throughout the learning continuum.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?