Trinity College, Hartford, CT (B.A. in Psychology, 1971)
Teacher's College, Columbia University (1971-72)
Regents College, State University of NY (B.S., Literature in English, 1992)
Leadership in Education
Director, InnerMotivation,(2002-2009), a consultancy empowering individuals and groups within the realms of teaching and learning; clients have included The Brooklyn Amity School, Performing Arts and Technology High School, the William J. O’Shea Middle School Complex, Acorn Community High School, Renaissance Charter School; Sports Academy for Life; the Boston Public Schools
2006-09 Brooklyn Amity School an international K-12 private school; (vice principal) all aspects of personnel: hiring, supervision, development; curricular planning; special projects; long-range planning; community relations, media, accreditation.
2005-06 Performing Arts and Technology High School—created arts-infused curricula, conducted professional staff development in English Language Arts;
2005-07 Sports Academy for Life, (co-founder) a proposed new small high school in Brooklyn;
Also: promotion and development for exhibit: “Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World” at United Nations, NY; other clients: Brooklyn Free School, Alternative Ed Resource Organization.
2004 Middle School 44 (interim acting principal); for the O’Shea Middle School Complex, which includes the Museum School, Columbia Academy, Broadway Arts and Cybertech Academies.
2003 Acorn Community High School, Brooklyn NY; (interim assistant principal) staffing, supervision of English, Social Studies, Arts, Music, Dance staff.; created sports-scholar program which produced a championship basketball team in one season.
2003 Renaissance Charter School, Queens, NY-supervised teaching staff in grades 6-12 in social studies, music, studio art and Spanish; (pro bono)
Boston Public Schools
Reform Specialist(94-95), Madison Park High School, Boston Public Schools-- Led focus groups of students, staff and faculty toward revitalization of this major vocational education institution. Assisted in creating viable, project-based, cooperative learning-based curriculum.
Harvard University (1992-95)
Chair, Harvard Dean's Advisory Committee, Harvard Graduate School of Education--bridged student concerns and administrative policy at the university
Panelist, Harvard Presidential Panel--researched and reported to the graduate school and President Rudenstine on the question: "What is Higher Education's Responsibility to k-12 Reform?"
Presenter, Sport Literature Association Annual Conference, Westfield State College, June 23-27, 1999; topic: "The Demise of International Six Day Bicycle Racing: Gangsters, Shysters and Mothers"
Presenter, Staff Development, Holyoke Community College 1999:
"Making Creative Environments for Teachers and Learners", Presenter, Conference on Community College Teaching and Learning: "Creating Language-rich Teaching Environments that Produce Measurable Results", Mt Wachusett Community College, April 1997
Teaching, College and Secondary School
1992-2008 College English, Journalism, ESL—Massachusetts Two-Year Colleges: Roxbury Community College, Holyoke Community College; specialized in urban, adult education learning environments, but have adapted curriculum to diverse student cultural backgrounds/learning styles.
1985-92 High School English Teacher Brooklyn Public Schools
Director, Media Production Studio (Acting), LaGuardia Community College , Queens, NY--supervised 9 interns, budgeted and administered television and 35mm studios; in studio and location production of teaching-supportive television programming
Principal Actor, Commonwealth Films, educational films for industry(Commonwealth is the international leading producer of industrial films.)
Publications/Information Director, TCG, Inc., The Ford Foundation--wrote, edited and marketed learning materials on the resident theatre in America.
Marketing Director, Environmental Dynamics, health/fitness marketing company based in western Mass, with distribution in 7 US states, Guam.
Vice President, Talent Circle, Ltd., NY and LA--directed NY office of major bi-coastal personal talent management group, representing principals on Broadway, in major motion pictures and on television series
Journalism--Print and Television
Panelist, “The Today Show,” NBC-TV New Year's program featuring Alvin Tofler and Margaret Meade.