I have lived and worked with my ADD throughout my academic and work career - there are many methods of working with young people and their challenges, from diet and exercise to creating the right environment and of course respectful Rx management
I have worked in the university setting for over 30 years, serving in a number of academic support roles - working very closely with admissions, athletics, academic support, wellness, and counseling.
In my current work as an educational consultant, I work with students who are in the application process, from writing their admissions essay to preparing for athletic scouting.
I continue to work closely with colleges in the region, and stay current on higher education trends.
I have worked as a substitute in the elementary system as well as directed the before and after school program at our local elementary school.
I have served in all the positions of the PTA and on 2 principal search committees and one curriculum committee.
My area of training is as a film writer. My course work centered around script treatments and character/story development.
Hard Of Hearing
I lived with a hearing impaired sister and my mother was a teacher of the deaf and a special education professor during her career.
I opted to study sign language for my college language requirement.
I have used Outlook since its inception and find it to be the most universal of the time management and communication systems available to us. From managing multiple calendars to coordinating city-wide meetings, Outlook has provided the framework for the creation of group lists, instant invites and user friendly email management and storage.
I have used Publisher for a variety of publications and LOVE the versatility. From brochures to newsletters and more. Very user friendly.
Phonics is how I learned to read and with a hearing impaired sister it is how she learned to speak.
In addition to all of the categories of educational public speaking, I have served as PA announcer and color commentator for NCAA Women's basketball and as a performer and host of numerous conferences.
I currently work with pre-K through college students assisting native speakers as well as second language students in reading both for pleasure and for academic learning. I am cleared in the Elementary K-6.
I am also a writer of children's books as well as screenplays and stage plays.
In my training as a recreational specialist, I was required to take a number of special education courses and in my work at the university level served on the compliance committee and created the "pre-orientation" for our students with specials needs.
I have served as an academic adviser and coach for over 30 years using tools such as time management, project deconstruction, environmental impact as well as the standards of note taking, effective listening, and reading comprehension.
I have been a competitive swimmer for most of my life and began my coaching career at 17 working my way through the AAU, USS, Y and NCAA systems. My passion is stroke development in the 12 and under competitor.
I began my passion work in theater as a prop master and costumer while watching my sister perform. In college, I was "typecast" in my first performing roles and then as I studied, branched out into broader roles.
During my adult years I have continued to perform, serve as a prop master and have taught Prop Mastery in the summer camp setting.
I am currently working on my first stage play.
I played volleyball in high school and attended college during the transition of Title IX so had the opportunity to play during my senior year at the NCAA level and was the first Div 1 coach charged with bringing volleyball to a local university.
One thing I know for sure is that writing is here to stay. Although we have changed the way we do it, the world is writing and reading at a faster rate than ever before. From tweets to texts, emails to blogs, we are writing. So join me as we all embrace the new written word and all its applications.
I look forward to working with you.