Work History

Work History
Oct 2001 - Present

Director of Communications

Southern Westchester BOCES

Responsible for public information services to nine Westchester County school districts. Supervise staff of five writers, three page designers; oversee production of 50+ publications annually, including newsletters, calendars, special interest publications. Work extensively with local press and school superintendents on public information plans and coverage of local schools. Assist in development of digital information sources including website content, emergency email, social media, content management systems, enewsletters. Recipient of numerous NYS School PR Association awards and a National School PR Association awards. Presenter at numerous national and regional workshops.

Jan 2009 - Present

Adjunct Professor

Manhattanville College

Adjunct professor At Manhattanville College in the Graduate School of Education Program. Have taught an annual wintercession course, Communications for School Administrators, at Manhattanville for the past five years. 

Jul 1998 - Oct 2001

Public Information Director

Scarsdale Public Schools

Developed public information, created all printed publications, handled extensive media requests and interest in the Scarsdale schools, considered one of the best in the nation. Worked with Superintendent of Schools on initiatives that included the District’s first Guide to the Scarsdale Schools, a roundtable TV show, branding initiative, realtor meetings, etc.

1996 - 2000

Adjunct Professor/Journalism

Taught undergraduate college journalism at Iona College, a four-year college.

1996 - 2000

Adjunct Professor/English

Marymount College

Taught undergraduate English courses at this now-closed college for women. Courses included Composition & Literature, Advanced Composition & Literature, Multicultural Literature.

Jun 1976 - Jun 1994

Senior Managing Editor

Gannett Westchester Newspapers

18-year career as an editor and reporter for group of 10 daily newspapers in this chain. Last position held was senior managing editor, No. 2 position in newsroom. Responsible as senior managing editor for 300 full-time employees, planning daily news report, recruiting, working with writers. As Gannett writing coach, traveled to newspapers around the country to run writing workshops for editors and reporters.





Web 2.0 Tools

Extensive experience using social media including Facebook fan pages, Twitter for schools and non-profits, YouTube channels, LinkedIn personal and company pages, Flickr, Picasa, Instagram, Vine, Pinterest, Learnist, Wordpress and Blogger tools, Reddit, Stumbleupon, SEO, tagging, social bookmarking, some coding, widgets & blidgets, and more.

Blogging Platforms

Extensive experience with Wordpress and Blogger platforms. Have maintained my own blog for four years. 

Content Management Platforms

Currently work on five different content management systems for school districts in my region. 

MS Office -- Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Digital Photography


The Web, Web 2.0 tools, blogging, writing, journalism and the press, public education, travel, the Outer Banks.


  • Former journalist who eventually turned her attention to public relations work for public education. 
  • More than 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, social media trainer and presenter.
  • My office provides public information services to nine Westchester County school districts and I lead a team that produces 50+ publications annually, including newsletters, calendars, special interest publications.
  • Assist school officials in the development of digital information sources including social media sites, emergency email systems, website content management systems, enewsletters, mobile apps and other forms of 21st century communications.
  • Recipient of numerous Associated Press, Best of Gannett, New York State School PR Association, and National School PR Association awards. Presenter at national and regional workshops. 
  • Presenter on how public schools can better use social media at dozens of national, regional and local professional conferences, including National School Public Relations Association, New York School Public Relations Association, Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association, Missouri School Public Relations Association, New York State School Boards Association, New York State Parent Teacher Asssociation, Westchester-East Putnam Parent Teacher Association, New York State Council of School Superintendents, Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents.