• Adjunct Faculty, KVCC


  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Philosophy
  • Currently in the Mental Health Rehabilitative Technician in the Community (MHRT/C) Certificate Program
  • KVCC Spring 2015 Dean's List


  • My short-goal is to work as a MHRT/C in my community and, in Fall 2016, enter grad school in the Master of Social Work degree program, possibly at UMaine Orono
  • My long-term goal is to work with other social workers, behavioral therapists, and client families and communities to design and implement a systems approach to healing complex trauma-related disorders


Like you, I am a student at KVCC and, just as many of you may be, I will be carrying a full load of courses. Luckily, I have a little bit of experience with juggling life, education, and work and I also have the whole-hearted support of my husband. I think this term will be busy but fun and full of personal growth. Hopefully, we will all be able to deepen our experience of this hectic and enriching time of our life through warm, clear, and open communication. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know each of you both online and on campus.

Please know that I am here to support your success in the Mental Health program here at KVCC. Feel free to contact me with any questions and concerns. If I don't know the answer, I will be happy to join you in the search for it.


What pleases me the most about leading this online class and supporting other students as they enter into the KVCC Mental Health program, is knowing that so much of what this class has to offer will directly impact student experience – not just now but throughout your academic career. The practical learning offered in these web pages will do much to reduce the floundering, isolation, "if only I had known that then!" and other distresses I have seen so many students struggle with and even faced myself.

Part of how I've been successful at KVCC has been due to my previous experience in an academic setting. This course will give you an edge not unlike 'previous experience' that neither I nor my peers had when I attended college fifteen years ago.

Other considerations for success include paying close attention to how you're feeling and gently witnessing your own struggle. I cannot say enough how important it is to be kind to yourself and believe in yourself. You're here! That's amazing! That you are committed to a program devoted to the well-being of others says so much about you. Believe it.

Don't be afraid to ask for help and, if you don't get it, keep asking until you do. Nearly every problem you could possibly have has probably been faced and dealt with by someone else and that someone is probably eager to help you see your way through.
Beyond that, trust the process and allow yourself to unfold and blossom in your own unique way.