Organized, creative, and dynamic teaching professional with more than 25 years of expertise in communication and service to the community. Enthusiastic, disciplined, and hardworking. Seeking community oriented employment.
I Serve on the Board of Directors, for the Four Corner's Orff Schulwerk Association. In this capacity, I help organize and teach music education workshops. I maintain records of board meetings and notify board members of upcoming responsibilities.
I volunteer for Stillwater Music Foundation. I have worked as a
liaison to area schools to help provide music instruction and events by
Stillwater Music Foundation.
I volunteer for the Durango area Citizen's Climate Lobby. I
attend meetings and events, disseminate information to the public, and
answer questions about the Climate Lobby.
I am a volunteer usher for the Community Concert Hall and the Durango Film Festival. I strive to assist the public in having positive experiences with the performing arts.
I am a student of the Spanish language and speak conversational Spanish.
Peace Corps Volunteer06/1986
to 06/1988 United States Peace Corps – Wahsington DC/ Sierra Leone,
West Africa Trained teachers in elementary education, taught grades kindergarten-eighth grades, and worked in a village community to assist with sanitation and health practices
to 05/1993 Central Consolidated Schools – Shiprock,
New Mexico Taught second grade in a Title One, bilingual school.
Title One Reading Teacher08/1993
to 05/1994 Durango 9-R School District – Durango,
Colorado Worked as a reading interventionist for grades kindergarten through fifth grade.
to 06/2015 Durango 9-R School District – Durango,
Colorado Taught second and fifth grades at Animas Valley Elementary school in Durango, Colorado.
Substitute Technology Teacher09/2016
to 01/2017 Durango 9-R Schoool District – Animas Valley Elementary, Durango,
Colorado Taught Kindergarten through 5th grade technology skills while running
and maintaining a school based computer lab. Planned and implemented
technology lessons for computer and internet education.
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education 1985University of Wisconsin-
Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction2013Adam's State College-
Dean's List, University of Wisconsin, 1985
Beyond War Award, United States Peace Corps Volunteer, 1986
Teacher of the Year, Durango 9-R School District, 2009
Interests and hobbies
I support and participate in the Arts. I currently drum in a West African drum ensemble and a Brazilian Samba band. I play guitar, piano, and sing in an acoustic ensemble through Stillwater Music Foundation. I am an avid reader and take continuing classes in the Spanish language. I believe that it is important to serve your community. I keep busy with various local volunteer organizations in Durango, Colorado, and love to enjoy outdoor activities as often as possible!