I love people of all ages and ethnicities, and  I enjoy having conversations and sharing humorous experiences that make us unique. I am also a listener who is flexible and open minded and can therefore elicit the special story that each individual has to tell.

I have worked individually with young writers for many years to help them develop their personal voice and formal writing skills so that their written work stands apart from the rest. It is my belief that all exceptional writing includes three qualities: voice, form, and word choice.

Here is a snapshot of my professional background:

Professional Journey

  • Student of advanced literacy theories at the State University of New York at Albany
  • Private writing coach
  • Director of a science program for elementary school students in the City of Albany, sponsored by The College of Saint Rose
  • Winner of the New York State English Council Writing Program of Excellence
  • Teacher of literacy/writing – over 20 years – 5th grade thru college graduate students
  • High school teacher of Advanced Placement English with students achieving either 4 or 5 on the advanced placement test
  • College instructor of English Literature, Writing, and Education

Education

  • Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York, Ed . M., Ab.D
  • The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., M.A. English
  • Georgian Court College, Lakewood, New Jersey, B.A., English

Advanced Studies

  • The State University of New York at Albany
  • Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
  • Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York
  • The Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York
  • Pace University, Pleasantville, New York