Personable education professional driven to inspire students to achieve personal and academic success in the fields of writing and publishing.
Author of A History of Basketball for Girls and Women: From Bloomers to Big Leagues, Lerner Publications, 2000
Author of Billie Jean King, Tennis Trailblazer, Lerner Publications, 1999.
Built school newspaper website: www.behseagletimes.org, 2012-present
Created blog for current book project: www.findingawaytoplay.com, 2013-present
Teaching fellow with the Southern Maine Writing Project - June 2007 to the present
Presented workshop at Maine Dept. of Education's Effective Writing Instruction Conference, March, 2012
Presented workshop at Southern Maine Writing Project Advanced Technology Institute March, 2013
Presented workshops at New England Student Press Association Conference, May, 2011, May 2012, May 2013.
Organized field trip with students to the 2009 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Created virtual field trip to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and to the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Write a monthly column for Maine Women Magazine, a publication of Current Newspapers, on food-related topics.
Write cover stories and profiles for Maine Women, as well as other Current Newspaper publications
Have maintained a teaching load of six courses a year in English, AP Language and Journalism.
Have advised the school newspaper, the Eagle Times, which won best Maine student newspaper for 20011-12 and 2012-13 from the Student Journalism Association of Maine conferences, and best student newspaper in New England for 2010-2011 from the New England Student Press Association.
Covered sports, health care, the working waterfront, education, and the 2000 Census for the Maine Sunday Telegram and the Portland Press Herald
Wrote book reviews and conducted author interviews
Won awards from the Maine Press Association for feature writing, newswriting, sports reporting, and investigative reporting.
Won award from the New England Women's Press Association for sports reporting.
Team-taught courses in feature writing, newswriting, and publishing at the University of Southern Maine.
Filled in for an associate professor on sabbatical for one year.
Was responsible for teaching a full load of newswriting classes to underclassmen and tutoring individual writers
Advanced coursework in feature writing, radio broadcasting, editorial writing, and publishing.
My Masters project involved analyzing the structure of the Portland Press Herald newsroom, researching how other newsrooms are structured, and proposing changes.
Advanced coursework in American Literature and writing
Was co-captain of the women's basketball team
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