I have been a teacher for 25 years, and a learner all of my life. I earned my M.Ed. in Adult and Organizational Development from Temple University in 2009. I taught in their program from my graduation until 2016. I began teaching for the Organizational Development and Leadership program at Saint Joseph's University in 2015. I enjoy teaching in the online program because the students bring a diverse set of life experiences and regional interests, and they take a lot of responsibility for their learning. They always show me new ways to connect and engage with the material and their classmates, even when they live in different states, or countries.
I work as a curriculum designer and trainer for Central Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to training their 600-person development staff, I create new courses for them, and work to keep their existing curriculum fresh and active.
I also work part-time with school districts in PA, teaching teachers and administrators how to help their students learn to resolve conflict peacefully. This program is called CRETE: Conflict Resolution Education and Teacher Education.
In my free time, I serve on the Executive board of POWER Interfaith. We are a Philadelphia-based coalition of fifty churches, synagogues, and mosques whose members share an interest in making policy changes at the state level to support all Pennsylvania residents. We work in the areas of school funding, economic dignity, criminal justice, and immigration.