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I received my Bachelor’s degrees in Education and English from the University of Cincinnati, and began teaching in Cincinnati Public Schools in 1975. As I continued teaching in a variety of grades and settings, I earned my Master’s Degree in Literacy, also from UC. While working in Cincinnati Public schools, I moved into coordinating programs for specialized student populations. I earned my Doctoral degree from UC in 1998, with concentrations in Educational Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, and Research. I then served as a program coordinator in a charter school, and as a principal in a private school for students with identified exceptionalities.
I joined the faculty of Wilmington College in August of 2002, where I have been both an Assistant and Associate Professor of Education, specializing in inclusion practices, secondary methods, growth and life-span development, and instructional technology. I have also served as an adjunct professor at Wright State University. I currently supervise practicum field experiences in Blanchester Schools.
My most important influence has been learning from, and working with, Dr. William Glasser, author of The Quality School and Choice Theory, among many other books and publications. I use and teach Choice Theory, and have been a faculty member of the Glasser Institute for many years.