Type Of Business:
Public school district
Special education; Early childhood education; Administration
Primary and secondary education
Favorite Business Publication:
Reading; Traveling; Swimming; Nutrition; Spending time with her family
Master of Arts in Education, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia (1983); Bachelor of Science in Education, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA (1974); Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Shenandoah College (Now Shenandoah University), Winchester, VA (1972)
Virginia Education Association; Alpha Zeta Chapter, Alpha Delta Kappa; Soroptimist International; CFCA; National Association for the Education of Young Children; National Education Association; ASCD
Program Administrator, Newport News Public Schools (2005-Present); Special Early Education Teacher, Norfolk Public Schools (1986-1990, 2001-2005); Homebound Teacher, Norfolk Public Schools (2003-2005); Home-based Teacher, Norfolk Public Schools (2000-2001); Cross-Categorical Teacher, Norfolk Public Schools (K-2) (1991-1998); Itinerant Special Early Education Teacher, Preschool Educational Diagnostician, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (1982-1985); Kindergarten Teacher, Suffolk City Public Schools (1979-1980); Kindergarten Teacher, Lancaster Public Schools (1974-1979)
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlight of her career was building an organization that enables parents, staff and community to increase their knowledge and awareness as they all work together to improve the lives of young children with special needs.
Doberman Assistance, Rescue, and Education, Inc.; CFCA; Relay For Life; United Way Worldwide; Soroptomist International
Number Of Years In Profession:
Number Of Years In Current Position:
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to her parents, her family and her belief in lifelong learning, as well as seeing the potential in everyone.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession because she was passionate about having a positive impact on the lives of children with special needs and their families.
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership, Cambridge College (2005); Administration and Supervision (Pre-K12); Early Childhood Special Education; Early Childhood Education