Early Childhood, Emerging Literacy, Writing, Visual Arts
Professional: 2 years employment with Department of Defense Dependent Schools as a first grade teacher at Fulda American School in Fulda, Germany.
Travel: Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bali, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Grand Cayman, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Lichtenstein, Mexico, Morocco, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.
B.S., Elementary Education, Texas State University, San Marcos, 1989
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993
Ph.D., Education, University of Southern Mississippi, 1996
Elementary and Early Childhood Education at the University of South Alabama, Department of Leadership and Teacher Education. (1998-Present)
Assistant Professor Early Childhood Education at the University of Scranton, Education Department. (1996-1998)
Graduate teaching assistant at the University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Curriculum and Instruction. (1994-1996)
Pre-kindergarten teacher at Andrews Elementary School, Austin Independent School District in Austin,Texas. (1989-1991, 1993-1994)
First grade teacher at Fulda American School, Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Fulda, Germany. (1991-1993)
Coordinates teacher certification programs at the undergraduate ( K-6 Education) and graduate (Elementary and Early Childhood Education) levels, as well as the B.S.in Early Childhood Studies. She has spoken and published widely on early literacy and is co-author of Write Now! Publishing with Young Authors, PreK- Grade 2 (Heinemann, 2007).