Our school is so lucky to have such a wonderful human being running our sustainability and gardening program. Her heart is truly a loving one and the students and parents of Mission Montessori absolutely love her.
Her wisdom and knowledge are a welcome part of every day life at this school. Her academic achievements are tremendous and her dedication to making the world a better place is clearly seen in her interactions with our students. We are blessed to have her on our staff.
Ed. D, International Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco, CA, 2000; “Education as a Tool for Social Change” Dissertation; Magna Cum Laude, Scholarships, National Education Honorary Member.
M.A. Theology, Applied Spirituality, Children’s Bereavement, University of San Francisco, CA, 1995; CPE Unit 1 Clinical Pastoral Education Hospital Chaplain Internship in place of Thesis.
B.S. Home Economics, Family Studies and Child Development, Secondary Education, Arizona State University, AZ, 1972; Cum Laude, ASU Honorary, National Women’s Education Honorary and Scholarships.
30 Graduate Hours, Educational Counseling Department, Arizona State University, AZ, 1989 to 1992; Graduate Teaching Assistant ship in “Organic Gardening as a Therapeutic Aid for High School Students.”
Hospital Chaplain Training, Phoenix Good Samaritan Hospital, Unit I CPE 1995; Unit II CPE Hospital Chaplain Residency, Westchester Med Center Maria Ferrari Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, New York, 2006.
Montessori Teacher Training AMI, CMTE, Phoenix & New York 1992 to 1999; CME Montessori Teacher Internship & Certification, Dallas, 2002.
Master Gardener Training, University of Arizona, 1993; Master Composter, Ohio University, 1994; Bio-Intensive Gardening Workshops, Common Ground Foundation, Ecology Action, Willits, CA, 1992, 2005.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Training, Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ. 1992 to 1999; CGS International Conference in Assisi, Italy, 2002; Orthodox CGS Training, Santa Barbara, CA, 2010.
Global SEED; Sustainable Environment Education Demonstrations, Non-profit Founder and Board Member; Executive Director; Teacher Trainer, Teaching Materials Developer; Phoenix, AZ, 1989 to present.
Mission Montessori & Starshine Academy, Sustainable Environment Founding Teacher; Catechesis of Good Shepherd Teacher; Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ, 1992 to present.
Esperanza Montessori Academy Inner City Charter School, One of Founding Teachers, Sustainable Environment Education Program Founder; Montessori Kindergarten & Preschool Teacher; Catechesis of Good Shepherd Teacher; Community volunteer; Phoenix, AZ, 1989 to 2004.
New Song Center for Grieving Children and Those Who Love Them, Founding Board Member; Program Developer & Consultant; Children’s Group Facilitator; Scottsdale, AZ, 1989 to 2004, Full time Volunteer.
St. Jerome’s Family Bereavement Services, Founding Children’s Support Group Coordinator; Program Developer; Phoenix, AZ, 1985 to 1989, Full time Volunteer.
Arizona State University, Child Development and Child Study Laboratory Preschools Teacher, 1972-73; Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 1989 to 1992.