2015: Ed.D., Catholic Educational Leadership, University of San Francisco
1998: M.Ed., Secondary Education, University of New Hampshire
1996: B.A., English Teaching, University of New Hampshire
Brief synopsis of teaching expertise/research/professional interests:
As a veteran practitioner at the high school level, my research interests include: teachers' affective qualities relative to teacher effectiveness; teacher "personhood" and the inner landscape of teachers; the spirituality of teaching; teachers as reflective practitioners; developing teachers as researchers; and teacher leadership. I'm also passionate about issues related to adolescent literacy, methodologies of teaching writing, and Catholic education. My professional experience includes 15+ teaching English at the high school level in both public and private high schools. I've also served as a high school administrator and adjunct instructor at three colleges. Additionally, after having left teaching after five years to pursue writing full-time, I worked as a writing consultant and as a copy editor before returning to classroom teaching.
Courses taught at Saint Anselm College:
ED 440: Methods of Teaching English ED 350A: Integration of Technology in Teaching and Learning ED 351: TCAP Seminar
Summary of personal interest, extracurricular activities, etc.
I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, photography, reading, and writing. I also enjoy training for and participating in endurance sports/events, especially half marathons and triathlons.