College of Education
Originally from Redondo Beach, CA; in Moscow since 1986
University of Idaho/College of Education
Lecturer, Community Partnership Coordinator
Campus Locations: College of Education
Masters of Arts in Teaching English University of Idaho, 1995.
National Board Certified Teacher, Early Adolescent, English/Language Arts, 1999
renewal 2009. Teacher Certification, Central Washington University, 1986. Bachelor of Arts, Theater, UC Santa Barbara, 1983.
Mentoring pre-service, new, and National Board Certified teacher candidates
Although I was born in Washington, DC, I grew up in Redondo Beach, California, with my family of 9. I attended the University of California in Santa Barbara, where I met my husband Rick, who also works at UI in the history department. We have been married since 1983 and moved to Moscow in 1986. I taught at Moscow Junior High from 1988 until 2011, working in the English/Language Arts department, primarily teaching English and Drama. During that time I was also committed to working with NEA/IEA/MEA to strengthen the teaching profession. I have also served as Moscow School District’s Lead Peer Mentor for several years. I have two sons, Dmitri, a Marine currently serving overseas, and Angus, a student at Moscow High School.
Research and Exchange Fellow: US State Department of Education. Ukraine, 2010.
Moscow School District,
Secondary Teacher of the Year, 2006.