Middle School Language Arts

M.A., Educational Theatre/Drama in Education, New York University, New York, NY

B.S. in Education, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Majors in English and  Speech Education (with Theatre emphasis)

Minors in French and Art Education

Graduate of the Defense Language Institute of Monterey California (Russian)

CPR, First Aid, and AED Certified

9 years of experience as a teacher of secondary education (MS/HS)


“EVERY GREAT LITERATURE has always been allegorical–allegorical of some view of the whole universe.  The Iliad is only great because all life is a battle, The Odyssey because all life is a journey, The Book of Job because all life is a riddle.

G. K. Chesterton 

Welcome! I wish each and every one of you a successful year of growth in learning.

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them—every day begin the task anew.”

Saint Francis de Sales