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  • Adjunct Faculty at KVCC
  • Teacher/Administrator, Maple Tree Community School, Readfield ME (current)
  • Assistant Director/Teacher, Stepping Stones Montessori School, Chelsea ME (2005-2015)
  • Educational Consultant
  • High School Mathematics Teacher
  • Track Coach


  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut (2005)
  • MA in Education, University of Connecticut (1996)
  • BA in Psychology, Colby College (1992)


  • ME State DOE Teacher Certification, 7-12 Math
  • Maine Montessori Association


  • Talent Development (particularly in STEM fields)
  • Gifted/Talented Education
  • Intelligence and Creativity


  • I enjoy running, nordic skiing, camping, and hiking
  • One of my favorite memories is a summer cross-country road trip with my kids!


I teach partly because I love to learn!

For my entire professional life, I have been an educator. I have worked with a variety of learners in number of intersting settings - teaching math and coaching runners at a high school in Michigan; providing professional development opportunities for in-service teachers in Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts; teaching Spanish to preschool, elementary, and middle school students at a Montessori school; and most recently working with community college students in psychology and child development.

In each of these teaching roles I ahve learned so much about my students, the content, the learning process, and myself!

I view teaching as a partnership between teacher and learner. I believe my role as teacher is to do my best to share my passion for my subject/field and to encourage my students to challenge themsevles in their learning. Good communication both ways is essential this partnership.

I expect that my studnets will push me to grow as an instructor as much as I push them to grow as studetns/learners.

I look forward to our work together this semester!