B.A. Education, Loretto Heights College, Denver Colorado. University Without Walls Program
Came to Brattleboro in1978 from New York to teach high school science at Brattleboro Union High School. Little did I know then that I would fall in love with southern Vermont, and choose to spend the rest of my life in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont. I delighted the teaching of science for more than 30 years, working with young minds to have them understand the stories that unfold in the study of science.
In 2005, I was awarded a Fulbright to teach Chemistry in Chennai, India to students at Vidar Mandir (which in Tamil means the Temple of Education) a private management school preparing to take their British Standard Examinations. This was indeed a profound experience influenced me both personally and professionally.
After retirement from BUHS, I was hired as an Environmental Education teacher at Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. Soon after I was chosen to be the center’s director which I continued for the next six years. Supporting this environmental center and its mission, to preserve our natural environment through education and action is something that I am passionate about, and although I have moved on from that position, I currently remain firmly committed to its mission.
It is indeed a pleasure for me to return to science teaching with the students of MSA, using my skills as a seasoned professional, to support the academic side of their endeavors, while sharing in their accomplishments and disappointments in their journey to adulthood.