Portfolio

Community Service

Lockport City School District Board Trustee, Officer, and Legislative Liason   2010-present

Amherst Central School District Alumni Foundation Board Member  2013-present

Niagara County Department of Social Services Certified Foster Parent  2010-present

Past President, Anna Merritt Elementary School PTA

Awards

2014 Class of 2015 Scholarship, Leadership Niagara

2014 School Board Excellence Award, New York State School Board Association

2012 School Board Achievement Award, New York State School Board Association

2009    University Fellowship, University at Buffalo

2008    Yu-Chin Liu Research Assistant Award, University at Buffalo

2006    First annual University Assistanceship, University at Buffalo         

2005   Kappa Gamma Pi Honor Society for Graduate student leaders, Niagara University

2004   Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

2004    Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society for educators, Niagara University

2001   Gold American Medal of Honor for outstanding unit on World War II involving local veterans

Skills

Skills

French Language

Experienced and New York State Certified French Teacher (K-12) Experienced Interpreter 

Data Analysis

E-learning, Blackboard

Microsoft Office

Work History

Work History
Jul 2014 - Present

President

Niagara-Orleans School Board Association

As President of the Niagara-Orleans School Board Association, I work with representatives of a coalition of ten public school districts of Niagara and Orleans Counties. Our annual Legislative Breakfast has been scheduled for January 24, 2014...stay tuned!

Aug 2010 - Present

School Board Trustee

Lockport City School District

Presently I am serving as the Secretary of the Lockport City School Board.

In addition, I am the Legislative Liason, the Chair of the Policy Committee, and the Lockport representative to the Niagara-Orleans School Board.

I travel frequently to network with other districts and State officials.

Aug 2014 - Present

French Teacher

Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District

Currently I am teaching New York State Regents level French II to two talented 9th grade classes.

Jan 2014 - Aug 2014

Itinerant Teacher

Williamsville Central School District

Observed best practice across the curriculum in every subject of all three high schools and all four middle schools. Kudos to the Williamsville Central School  District!

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Administrative Intern

ON-BOCES

Compiled IEP data on testing modifications and scheduled Regents exams for approximately 600 Special Education Students in the largest summer school program in Western New York.

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Senior Lecturer

Niagara University

I taught two sections of a course entitled "Reading Disabilities Diagnosis" in the College of Education.

Jan 2008 - Aug 2011

Adjunct Instructor

University at Buffalo

From the spring of 2008 to the summer of 2011 I consecutively taught the following composition course as an adjunct instructor:

LAI 414 Language, Cognition and Writing (undergraduate level—fall and spring)

LAI 514 Language, Cognition and Writing (graduate level—summer only)

Sep 2008 - Aug 2010

Professional Development Literacy Consultant

University at Buffalo

Dr. James L. Collins and I were hired as consultants for reading and writing instructional training of all teachers across the grade levels at the Cleveland Hill School District.

Jan 2006 - Aug 2009

Graduate Assistant/Research Team Leader

University at Buffalo

1/2006- 6/2006  Graduate Assistant and Field Teacher Support Literature ETC Grant

                            Study—served Buffalo School District ELA teachers at the Elementary

                            and Middle School level

6/2006-6/2007   Graduate Assistant and Field Data Collector Writing Intensive Reading

Comprehension study—collected data in 4th and 5th grade ELA classrooms of the Buffalo School District

6/2007-6/2009   Lead Research Assistant WIRC federal grant study

Conducted a sequence of six mixed methods research studies over a two

                            year period to investigate factors mitigating the success of the WIRC

                            thinksheet intervention

Aug 1989 - Jun 2005

French Teacher

Newfane Central School District

Administrative Intern

Education

Education

BA, English

University at Buffalo

MA, Foreign Language Education

University at Buffalo

MS

Niagara University
Jan 2006 - May 2011

PhD

University at Buffalo