Certificate in Youth Literature
Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information and Library Science
New Brunswick, New Jersey
M.Ed. Elementary Education (1991)
Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
B.A. Literature (1987)
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Piscataway Public Schools, Piscataway, NJ
Substitute teacher at Grandview Elementary School. Long-term substitute music
teacher at Conackamack Middle School.
Highlights for Children, Inc. Honesdale, Pennsylvania
1995-2000: New Media Editor Developed site design and content
for the Highlights magazine Web site on AOL (1995-1998).
Adapted printed material for publication on the Internet. Wrote monthly
electronic newsletters. Site administrator for Highlights TeacherNet (www.teachernet.com)
(6/98-4/00) Primary responsibilities: moderating discussion lists and
bulletin boards, approving Web ring applicants, writing the newsletter,
and scripting HTML for the calendar.
1994-1995: Project Editor, New Products.Edited
children's trade books and developed ancillary products. Worked extensively
with freelancers and packagers. Managed budgets and production schedules
for several successful continuities: Highlights Top Secret Adventures,
Puzzlemania, and Stories from Highlights. Coordinated product
development, acquisition through printed product.
Editor, Highlights magazine.
Responsible for children's contributions and special features. Edited
13-point fiction. Acquired manuscript. Approved illustrations.
Nov. 2004-June 2006
January 2004-Nov. 2004
|Graham and Parks Alternative Elementary School,
Student Teacher, 5th & 6th Multiage Classroom
Developed daily lesson plans and curriculum units. Shared classroom management
and teaching responsibilities with team teachers. Instructed advanced-level
reading group (7 students) and basic math group (10 students). Assisted
students with individual projects in the computer lab. Designed a poetry
unit and used student writing in a printed class calendar which we sold
to raise money for classroom projects. Used portfolio assessment, as well
as traditional methods, to evaluate student performance in all curriculum
areas. Participated in parent- teacher conferences and worked with team
teachers to coordinate parent involvement.
Red Oak School, Boston, Massachusetts
ESL Elementary Teacher, Grade 2
Designed and taught ESL lessons for intensive summer language program
to help Cantonese-speaking elementary students maintain English skills
over summer break.
The Fletcher School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Student Teacher, 1-day/week placement, Grade 5
Assisted primary teacher in class reading and math instruction. Extended
the traditional curriculum through music and art enrichment activities.
January 1990-May 1990
The Learning Project, Boston, Massachusetts
Extended Day Teacher, Grades 1-4
Supervised extended day program with assistant teacher. Organized weekly
field trips to places of interest in the community. Created special projects
for students based on their personal interests; for example, building
and painting a play house, sculpting a papier-mâché dinosaur, making instruments
and performing music, writing a play.
The Writing Center at Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Writing Instructor/Writing Tutor
Tutored undergraduate and graduate students to improve expository writing
skills. Developed and taught weekend writing course for graduate students.
| Sept.1988- June 1989
Playtime Crafts and Activities, Boyds Mills Press, 1994
Highlights Book of Travel Games, Boyds Mills Press, 1993
Stories from Highlights (Project Editor for 60-title paperback
Highlights Sticker Stories (Project Editor)
Essential Learning Products, Reading Comprehension Books A-F (Project
Editor) Highlights Top Secret Adventures (Production Editor)
Puzzlemania (Production Editor)
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
EdPress-1998 Distinguished Achievement Award, Web Site (Publication/Periodical)
EdPress-1994 Distinguished Achievement Award, Highlights Top Secret Adventures
Oxfam America-Volunteer Award, “Voices of Dignity” Benefit Poetry Reading
2001-2003: Brownie Troop Leader, Girl Scouts USA
1993-1995: V.I.P. (Victims Intervention Program) Board President for local
domestic violence and rape crisis center.
1989-1991: Oxfam America: Steering Committee member, “Voices of Dignity”
Benefit Poetry Reading.
Extensive experience with Microsoft Word and Quark
Fluent in French
Seven years experience developing K-8 educational Web sites