I make things happen.
A strong independent worker, as well as a group participant, I am part of the team that diagnosed the need for community activism and climate education in San Diego, and created an ongoing multifaceted program with present membership of 1,200+ participants. As part of an alliance of climate organizations, each focusing upon various components of renewabality while networking together, we have brought about Community Choice Aggregation, initiated climate plans within cities, climate education in the schools, a legally binding climate action plan for the city of San Diego, set up speaker,
Passionate, dedicated, articulate, communicative, artistic educator, motivator & leader, comfortable within diverse communities and an international business/cultural environment, seeks a position within an organization, requiring my abilities, in facilitating the transition to a new and sustainable society.
I make things happen. A strong independent as well as group worker, I am part of the team that diagnosed the need for community activism and climate education in San Diego, and created an ongoing multifaceted program with present membership of 1,200+ participants.
As part of an alliance of climate organizations, each focusing upon various components of renewabality while networking together, we have brought about Community Choice Aggregation, Climate plans within multiple communities, climate education within the schools, a legally binding climate action plan, for the city of San Diego, monthly educational speaker series, film series, fixit workshops, familiarity with scientists, professors and leaders within the global climate movement, launched and supported political leadership dedicated to climate justice and a green environment, and so much more.....
I educate and motivate through social media. On a daily basis, gathering and posting articles and information relative to climate issues, activism, food production, past grass roots movements, books, videos, international success stories, crisis preparedness etc... utilizing art, color, music, writing to uplift during a time of great stress for many.
I have viewed three movements within my lifetime, and have participated in human potential/personal growth programs, so I confidently present as one who knows we shall succeed...
As the official photographer, I document all events, through photo and video, and create graphics for community outreach & marketing. Given full freedom to create and edit my work, choosing topic, visuals, colors, messaging, etc..my creativity and passion is able to soar. I literally love what I do!
As part of the leadership group within San Diego, I participate in board meetings and monthly round table discussions, building direction and formulating goals, developing the future of our organization.
As a licensed teacher, I began at the elementary level and grew into administrative/leadership duties at the district level.
Leaving education for self employment, I utilized my educational administrative skills in developing a multi million dollar portfolio from original seed money. I managed that portfolio over many years.
I am a communicator. I am able to transmit a message to others, in a way in which they will clearly understand that message. A Masters Degree in multicultural education, allows me to utilize various learning styles in insuring clear and cogent comprehension.
Climate movement development/leader
*New York city Department of Education P.S. 7 & 8 - Brooklyn Heights, Elementary school Spanish teacher.
Escondido Union School district Bilingual classes. elementary education, grades 3 - 8.
San Marcos Unified School District. Migrant Education site director. (MIST) Facilitated the entire Migrant Education program, health and wellness components, parent education, record keeping, teacher aides in-service, home visits, social service referrals, etc...
*Took over the administration and management of a stock portfolio, part of a family business, and grew its value four-fold.
North County Climate Change Alliance,
A non-profit, grass roots, all volunteer organization, dedicated to community education, and outreach, facilitating the transition to a 100% renewable and sustainable lifestyle for all San Diego residents.
We came together as individuals, addressing the need for transitioning our communities from a fossil-fuel based life style to a new, renewable, clean, green and sustainable way of life.
*We interact with climate workers locally and nationally, on a continual basis.
*monthly professional speaker series for the community.
*monthly film presentation, addressing climate change problems and solutions, plus Skype communication with a key member of each film
*Monthly in-depth member and board meetings, where key issues are discussed and future directional projects are formulated.
*Providing Booths at local fairs, promoting positive climate change activity.
*Live streaming and photographic documentation, creating an archive for public viewing and participation.
*Vibrant and active internet forum page, where current information is posted discussions are generated and outreach is facilitated for expansion of group membership.
**I am the main educator for the group, utilizing the online venue, I peruse the internet, newspapers, videos, etc... on a daily basis, posting all relevant information for expanding and educating members.
*I am the photographer/videographer, art editor, documenting each meeting, speaker, gathering, march, etc... thus creating an educational and archival history of the Climate movement in San Diego.
*A key participant in monthly meetings, I contribute and offer vision for new directions.
I liaison with other climate groups, photographing their activities, and consolidating relevant data into a whole for the benefit of hundreds of members who understand the need to transition to a new way of life.
Utilizing a lifetime of experience garnered as a teacher, administrator, world traveler, member of a vibrant intellectual/artistic community, I gear my daily postings to uplifting and expanding the knowledge base of our community while offering hope for a successful transition to a sustainable lifestyle.
I offer guidance, leadership, wisdom, experience and interest to our members, as the climate emergency is critical at this time.
I aim to save lives.
*Fellowship recipient for educational leadership, within the realm of multicultural Education.
*Masters of Education Multicultural Education.
BA modern languages/education Brooklyn college. New York city.
Educational certification, University of Arizona, Tucson.
International exchange, Universidad Ibero Americana, Mexico DF
University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara Mexico.
honors: National Fellowship recipient for graduate education.
both my undergraduate and graduation education were free gifts.
Deeply rooted training in group activities, interpersonal relationships, sports, drama, the arts, through 14 years at a remarkable summer camp in upstate New York.
Participant in various personal growth trainings, encounter groups, outward-bound type programs for challenging fears, and expanding capabilities.
Education in holistic health, meditation, expanded mental capabilities, brain entrainment, through local trainings specific to the "California lifestyle."
A volunteeGal'onibbutz Gal'on, in Israel, where I learned about survival and the dynamics inherent in formulating new ways of living.
An international student in Mexico D.F. and in Guadalajara Mexico.
The greatest influence on my drive, ambition and understanding of success, undoubtedly comes from my parents. Immigrants to New York City, they modeled the American Dream, and taught me solid steps to the achievement of great success.
I have survived failure as well.
Personally, I am an outdoor girl and love the beaches of California. A proponent of public transportation, I am often found, back pack in tow, on the many trains of Southern California... living the green lifestyle.
As a top Ebay seller, I scout and sell vintage clothing on line. My rating is 100% for authenticity and quality customer service.
Current California teaching credential grades K-12
California Teaching credential K-12
Masters in Ed. Multicultural Education
Continual adult education classes. Lifetime learning.
Living in San Diego offered me unusual opportunities to participate in the out of doors and components of the California lifestyle.
Walking on the beach everyday, the ocean to my right, red cliffs to my left, allowed me to become grounded in nature and to appreciate the exquisite tranquility of the natural world as a way of life. Reading, studying, creating, learning, all can take place outside. Leaping dolphins and spouting whales are all part of California's magic. Oneness with the life force, can be beautifully achieved.
The California culture is often said to be 25 years ahead. Meditation, organic foods, healing modalities encompassing energy flows, holistic medical procedures, mind expansion and creation, remote viewing, Ayurveda, world class leaders and speakers, publishers and researchers, involved within this realm have developed me along a second career path.
Hayhouse publishers, began in San Diego and now are international in scope. Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Parmahansa Yogananda, Jonas Salk, Roger Revelle who trained Al Gore, Kenneth Blanchard of the One Minute Manager, Harold Bloomfield, of Making Peace with your Parents, Carl Rogers Center for the Study of the Person, , Viktor Frankl -Man's Search for Meaning, Louise Hay, Tony Robbins, John Assaraf, Theodore Geisel -Dr Seuss, John McCain, Bill Gates, Ravi Shankar, are but a few of the neighbors who influenced my thinking. What a vibrant and stimulating community.
Growing up in New York City afforded me the opportunity to develop both musical and dance skills.
I began classical piano at 7, dance at 4, and various theatrical productions through summer performances until 18 years of age.
Friends were professional actors on Broadway, and the theater, opera, jazz, symphony, etc..were a continual part of my life.
Music is still a major component of my life and my teaching of others.
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