Education: ESOL English Professional Learning – SIOP Model Studies,
Forsyth County Bd. of Ed, 2008
of Minnesota: 2002–2005 Teaching Credential (K-8)/work toward Masters of
Education/Emphasis in English, Language Arts
San Francisco Conservatory of Music: 1988 – 1991, John McCarthy, Master Teacher Three years, post-graduate studies in Piano Four-Hand Performance
BFA/Music, Piano/Organ Pedagogy,
Music Teachers’ Assn. of California, College of Notre Dame/USF
(Consortial Degree, including Cal Plan Teaching Credential Program
– Lifetime Credential, 1984)
Undergraduate Studies: Oklahoma Baptist University, University of Georgia,
Georgia State University, Atlanta (Art/Theatre major; Music/Business minor)
- 2015-2018 Vantage
Point Education, High School Literature/Composition, High School and Middle School Writers Workshop, Beginning Drawing/Sketching/Painting
- 2006-2009 - North Forsyth High School, Cumming, GA, ESOL English Teacher/Parapro, Grades
9-12 (French, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian)
- 2000-2006 - Sacred Heart School, Robbinsdale, MN, Middle School Teacher, Honors English/Literature,
grades 6-8. (Developed current Honors Program/Curriculum; raised MN Basic Skills student test
scores from 70% passing to 100% passing in two years.)
- 1975-2000 - Private piano/organ/electronic keyboard studio, annual
enrollment 45–50 students.
- Certificate of Merit Evaluator/Adjudicator, Music Teachers’ Assn of California, California Assn.
of Professional Music Teachers, Music Teachers’ National Assn.
Outstanding American Teacher of the Year, 2005-2006, National Honor Roll, Washington D.C.
Presbyterian Church, Johns Creek, GA Membership Coordinator/Administrator of 1,100-member church, 2009-2015
St. Philip’s Episcopal Cathedral, Atlanta, Bishop’s Executive Board, Lay member, 2012–present
Forsyth County Bd.
Of Ed, GACE Test Administrator (Georgia Assn. of Certification of Educators, 2006-2011)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral,
Minneapolis, MN, Wells Foundation Board of Directors (Philanthropic arm of Cathedral) 2003-2006
Assn. of California State Board of Directors, State President and CEO, 1991-1995; State Vice President 1989-1991; State
University of California, Berkeley, Cal Band Backers Board of Directors, 1984-1988, shared responsibility for development/fundraising.
Part I & II”, California Music Teacher, Fall, 1993; Spring 1994
“Teaching the Remedial Student”,
California Music Teacher, Fall 1994
“From the President”, California Music Teacher, on-going articles
published quarterly, 1991-1995