“What art offers is space--a certain breathing room for the spirit.” - John Updike
“Let us write the stories of our lives. Let us declare our territory in essay, poem, and song. Let us teach students a writer’s craft so they feel their own power in words, images, rants, letters. Let us live a life where words hum inside of us--joining literature--crafting beside the great writers of the past, not as critics who watch, observe, and dissect, but never play. Literacy is a magnetic attraction--the force is our passion. This is still great work: teaching English.” - Penny Kittle
I earned my B.A. from LaRoche College, my Master's Degree from Duquesne University, and continued my studies in the Leadership program at Carlow University. My vocation has afforded me the opportunities to serve as teacher and administrator in the Catholic schools of the Pittsburgh Diocese, and in 2012 I was awarded the Diocesan Golden Apple Award. In 1997 I joined SJHS as assistant principal but have returned to the classroom for my true vocation and craft - teaching.
Please reach out to me absolutely any time you have questions, concerns, or observations.