I attended and graduated from Curtis High in good old staten Island, New York, that was in 1976. Yeah, our countrys' bicentenial. It was a great year, right on!
In December 1994 obtained a B.A from Fort Hays State University in Spanish and ESL.
In May,1997 I obtained my M.S in School Administration and Counseling.
In 1998 I obtained my certification in ESL, Spanish and Counseling in Oklahoma.
In 2012 I received my Kansas K-12 Counseling certification
During my employment in Guymon Oklahoma my co-workers and I attended the NABE workshops. This is the National Association of Bilingual Education, these took place in New Orleans, Philadelphia, Albuquerque, New Mexico, San Antonio, TX, Phoenix, Az. It was empowering to see what was happening in the country with the bilingual education.
We learned techniques, various styles of teaching ESL and Bilingual students and best of all we created a network to exhange lessons plans and ideas as to how to provide those extra services our students need.
This is my first year of teaching in USD 480 in Liberal. I am currently teaching ESL to 7th and 8th grade ESL student at the South MIddle School.
I have been a school counselor in Woodward Oklahoma.
I was in Guymon Oklahoma 12 years and taught ESL, Spanish.
In Hays, KS I taught ESL/ High school to adult students.
I taught Spanish and did my practicum for the Elementary School in Hoisington, KS.
I got married in 1978. I have 5 children, 3 girls and two boys their names are as follows:
Shannon ( lives in Wichita), Lance ( lives in Colby), Veronica ( lives in Guymon, Ok), Nei ( lives in Colby, and Lauren (lives in Liberal).
No, my children have all graduated from High School and the Vo-technical school in Goodland Kansas or Wichita University , FHSU in Hays, KS.
Currently, I have one grandddogie, whom I love and he thinks he is a baby. We had a labrador but we had her to put to sleep. We remember her as a member of our family.
I love to travel and visit different cultures and learn about other languages and traditions.
I am able to get lost reading a book.
When I am not teaching :
I love to spend time with my children and grandchildren.
*I love to clean and move my furniture around.
*I get together with my friends and spend time with them and get caught up on our live.
*Every once in a while I escape and go the Eastern part of the country viist relatives in New Yor, New Jersey or Boston.
*I love to shop for earrings and books.