I have been certified by the states of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey as an elementary teacher for grades K-8 and as a Reading Specialist (grades K-12). Although I have taught elementary school students beginning in 1970, I have taken time off to raise my own children. From 2011-2013, I supervised an after school program at my local elementary school, where I also taught various subjects such as social and emotional behavior, as well as cooking, gym, and other subjects. I also supervised homework help, music, etc. During the summers, I taught mad scientist experiments which the children adored.