Besides parenting, teaching is the most honorable of professions. Other than parenting, teaching is the most important job a person could have. Truly, teachers determine the future. I am grateful and proud to have been called “teacher” for 50 years. I am grateful to my students; they never cease to amaze (and teach) me!
At Emory & Henry, I currently teach Human Growth and Development, Survey of Exceptional Children, Teaching Reading in Content Areas, and Practicum in Action Research. I am blessed to have served half of my teaching career at Emory & Henry College teaching outstanding students, side-by-side with gifted faculty.
My teaching experience prior to coming to Emory & Henry College includes teaching in elementary, middle and senior high schools in both parochial and public schools. I also served as a public school principal, and taught graduate reading courses as an adjunct for the University of Virginia for over 30 years.
As a teacher educator I take seriously the awesome responsibility I have to ensure that aspiring teachers be well-prepared to meet the demands and challenges of teaching today’s youth. Tomorrow’s teachers will also determine the future.
My current research is in delivering multiple professional development models to teachers in regional school divisions to improve the teaching and learning of reading comprehension skills.
- B.A., Marist College
- M.A Ed., University of Virginia
- Ed.D., Virginia Tech