To the left, is one of my favorite places in the world to visit, Maui, Hawai'i. I have been an educator for 26 years and I am a proud graduate of Madonna University. I hold degrees in biology & chemistry, as well as a masters in educational leadership.
I am honored to have taught a multitude of students for my first 4 years at Dearborn Divine Child High School and for the past 22 years at Berkley High School. As a professional, I have also been proud of some of my accomplishments:
Outside of the classroom I have also served in a variety of other capacities:
- 2016-2017 Berkley High School Teacher of the Year & Nominee for Oakland County
- 2001 Michigan Science Teacher of the Year - High School Finalist
- WNIC Radio Teacher of the Day
- Recognized multiple years as a "Who's Who Among America's Teachers"
- Designed & Implemented Two Courses - Honors Anatomy & Forensic Science
- My Forensic Science Class Curriculum is Being Used by 5+ Districts Around the Country
- Presented at Two National Science Teacher Conferences
- Presented at Four Michigan Science Teacher Conferences
- Mentored Two National Science Fair Award Winners
- USA Today & US Weekly Website of the Day/Week
- Pierelli Website International Design Award
- Taught a semester, while in University, at St. Helen's, England.
Outside of the professional domain, I love to read and be with my family. I also take care of an 85 gallon reef aquarium at my home. Additionally, I am a semi-professional magician & mentalist and a member of the Society of American Magicians. As not only an educator, but also a scientist, I am interested in the pathology of a variety of diseases and disorders and neuroscience.
- Junior Class Moderator at Divine Child
- Bowling Club Moderator at Divine Child
- Notebooks for Learning Leader at Divine Child
- Berkley Education Association High School Director
- Science Olympiad Co-Moderator at Berkley High School
- Liz Parks Novitsky Science Symposium Co-Moderator at Berkley High School
- National Ocean Sciences Quiz Bowl Co-Moderator at Berkley High School
- National Science Honor Society Co-Moderator at Berkley High School
- Science Department Co-Chair at Berkley High School