I have always wanted to be a teacher ever since second grade when Sr. Mary Augustine asked me to work with children in my class who were slow readers. My teaching career began in 1978 and I have taught every subject on the junior high school level although Math has been my primary subject since 1986. With the exception of only two years in my career, I have been an 8th-grade homeroom teacher which means that I am responsible for high school admissions as well as all 8th-grade activities in addition to my academic classes. The most important thing I want my students to learn from me is that they are more than a grade on the report card, they are more than their reflection in a mirror; it’s who they are inside that counts.
Grade school: Our Lady of Loretto School
High School: Bishop McDonnell Memorial High School
College: Long Island University – The Brooklyn Center (undergraduate and graduate school)