I treat each student as an education partner. We work together to find strategies for learning success and engagement in the world. I believe that the key to learning is enthusiasm combined with mastery of techniques.
Possessing Massachusetts licenses in special education and mathematics, I have taught in the Ashland, Waltham, and Framingham school districts, and substitute teach in Natick.
As a standardized patient / student instructor at the Interprofessional Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation at UMass Medical School, I have taught communication skills to medical students across the state.
As part of the Boston Music Education Collaborative, a partnership of the Boston Public Schools, WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and New England Conservatory, I taught teachers across the state, including teachers in the Boston Public Schools. I have worked with students, teachers and administrators at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts and have taught undergraduate students at the University of Cincinnati, where I designed graduate courses.
I have shared my love of learning with audiences as a host and writer for family concerts with the New Philharmonia Orchestra and have taught singing at Grace Episcopal Church, Newton. A believer in civic engagement, I have been an elected member of Town Meeting in Framingham.
I am a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Vassar College, the University of Cincinnati, and Framingham State University. I have also taken courses at the American University of Paris. I play violin, most recently with the New Philharmonia Orchestra, and have acted and written plays in the Boston area.