Roanoke, Virginia USA
I officially retired from full-time teaching English on the secondary level after 42 years. My mother was an elementary teacher and my daughter is a teacher also and we have about 100 years experience among us. I’ve been tutoring part-time for the last three years. I’ve lived in the beautiful Roanoke Valley for about 45 years. My daughter and three grandsons live in the area also. I go to many lacrosse games and basketball games to watch all three boys play. I enjoy cooking for them and going to some of the fun and historic areas Virginia and North Carolina with them. I also enjoy gardening with my flower and playing with our very sweet and smart Shih Tsu puppy.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, M.A. Education, 1982.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, B.A. English, 1971.
Fellow, Southwest Virginia Writing Project, National Writing Project, Summer Institute, 1979.
Reinvited and participated as fellow, Southwest Virginia Writing Project, National Writing Project, Summer Institute, 1980.
Instructor: Dreyer Coaching, 2011-present.
Secondary Teacher English Honors 11, Academic 11, SAT preparation 1990-2012.
Special Tutor for English SOL 2013-present.
Test Preparation for juniors and seniors.
Dean for Instruction and Student Services, Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia, 1988-1990.
Administered all college instructional programs and all student services functions for 200-plus full- and part-time students and 20-plus faculty and staff.
Provided overall supervision to the four allied health programs and the Learning Resource Center.
Directed the general education courses of all college curricula.
Responsible for development and evaluation of curricula, formulation and interpretation of college policies.
Responsible for anticipating, determining, developing, implementing and assessing the operations of student services: counseling, academic advising registrars and admissions offices, student services and student health.
Prepared and administered directly the budget of general education and student services of approximately $250,000.00; assisted in development and monitoring of budgets of all departments reporting to the Dean.
Assistant Dean for Instruction and Student Services, CHRV College of Health and Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia, 1985-1988.
Director of General Education and Continuing Education, CHRV College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia, 1984-1985.
Supervised and responsible for all aspects of general education components of each professional program’s curriculum: including recruiting and selecting faculty, course development, scheduling, evaluations of faculty and courses. Pioneered the continuing education programs for the college and developed classes for community offerings.
Chaired steering committee for college self-study in initial regional accreditation through the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Coordinator of General Education and Continuing Education, CHRV College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia, 1983-1984.
Adjunct Faculty for CHRV School of Nursing, 1981-1983.
Secondary Teacher, English, William Fleming Senior High School, Roanoke, Virginia, 1973-1983.
Major responsibilities were teaching five courses of varying levels per semester, sponsorship of Quill and Scroll journalism Honor Society, being a class sponsor, sponsoring the literary magazine, co-sponsoring junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders, assisting in chairing English Department.
Secondary Teacher, English and basic skills, James Breckinridge Junior High School, Roanoke, Virginia, 1971-1973.
Major responsibilities included teaching English, math, social studies, and sciences to a class of seventh grade students who were 3-4 years behind grade level.
Tutor, Mary Baldwin College, Roanoke adult degree program, 1985-present.
Professional and Community Activities
Arnold Burton Vocational-Technical School Advisory Board for Health Care Education, 1987-1990.
Chapter President, 1987; Woman of the Year, 1987; American Business Women’s Association, have held every office, 1982-2000.
Treasurer, 1987-1988, Auditor, 1990, Delta Gamma Society International Honor Society for Women Educators, Eta Chapter, 1977-2012.
President, 1979, District P Association of Teachers of English, 1971-1987.
Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Roanoke Chapter, 1971-present.
Virginia Association of Teacher of English, 1971-1987.
Speaker’s Bureau: CHRV College of Health Sciences, Virginia Association of Teachers of English, Southwest Virginia Writing Project.