Appointed, September 2007
B.S.E Missouri Southern State University 1975 (Education/English)
M.A. Pittsburg State University 1990 (Communications)
Pittsburg State University 2001 (Educational Leadership)
Missouri Southern State University Grant Coordinator 2007-Present
Missouri Southern State University Adjunct Faculty 2005-Present
Joplin South Middle School Assistant Principal 2003-2005
Joplin School District Communication Arts Specialist 2002-2003
Joplin School District Community Relations Editor 1994-2003
Joplin High School Teacher 1975-2003
Grammar for Pedagogical Purposes
Practicum for TESOL
Content Area Literacy: Secondary
Project S.P.E.A.K. 2007-Present
Teacher Education Diversity Committee 2007-Present
Neosho R5: ESL/Title III Advisory Council Representative 2009-Present
MSSU Writing Intensive Committee 2011-Present
Improving Content Literacy for English Learners: Secondary, 42nd Annual Missouri State Council of the International Reading Association (MSC/IRA) Fall Conference (2008) Springfield, MO.
Improving Content Literacy for English Learners: Secondary, MO-MELL Conference (2008) Kansas City, MO.
Shared Reading: Modifying a Familiar Approach for Today’s Diverse Classroom, 42nd Annual MO State Council of the International Reading Association (MSC/IRA) Fall Conference (2008)Springfield, MO.
Shared Reading: Modifying A Familiar Approach for Today's Diverse Classroom, MO-MELL Conference (2008) Kansas City, MO.
Improving Content Literacy for English Language Learners, (2009) Southwest Center for Educational Excellence, Webb City, MO.
Working with English Language Learners from Day One, 4th Annual MO-MELL Conference (2009) Kansas City, MO.
Working with English Language Learners from Day One, 35th Plains International Reading Association Regional Conference (2009) Branson, MO.
Making a Difference for At-Risk Learners through University-District Partnership, MO-MELL Conference (2010) St. Louis, MO.
Project S.P.E.A.K.: Making a Difference for At-Risk Learners, Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, (2010) Lake Ozark, MO.
Sharing the Joy of Writing—Helping ELLs Become Successful Writers, MO-MELL Conference (2010) St.Louis, MO.
Project S.P.E.A.K. Newsletter, 2007-Present (regional)
Book of Lists, Joplin Business Journal, 2006 (regional)
“Weekly Business List,” Joplin Business Journal, 2006 (regional)
"S-Town," Travelhost Magazine, Austin, Texas, 2006. (regional)
The Bridge, newsletter for Joplin Schools, 1994-2003, (regional)
The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model (2007)
Preparing ELL Teachers with Podcasts (2008)
MO Law and Federal Law Related to TESOL & NCLB (2008)
Introduction to the Missouri English Language Proficiency Standards and the ESL GLEs Part I & II (2008)
Helping ELLs Become Successful on Assessments, Including the MAP and other High-stakes Tests (2009)
English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom (2009)
Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for ELLs (2009)
Improving Content Literacy for English Language Learners (2009)
Improving Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary for Students who have Late-emerging Reading Difficulties (2010)
What Unique Considerations Are Necessary When Determining if an ELL May Need a Referral for a Special Education Evaluation (2010)
Working with ELLs: Strategies that Work (2010)
What’s an Administrator to do About Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOS) (2010)
Sharing Strategies that Work for ELLs (2010)
Getting Started with ELLs: From Intake Assessment to Whole Class Profile (2010)
Understanding the Parental Involvement Process to Outreach Minority Parents (2011)
Working with WIDA’s PreK-12 English Language Proficiency Standards (2011)
Reaching Struggling Readers, Presenter, 2004-2005
A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Trainer, 2003-2005
Focus on Alignment: Curriculum
Strengthening English and Social Studies Instruction
DESE Summer Institute: Reading Strategies for Grades 6-12
Technology Leadership Academy
National School Public Relations Association Awards: Editorial and Brochure
National Education Association
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
National Council of Teachers of English
American Cancer Society: Relay for Life
American Diabetes Association: Neighborhood Awareness
Pittsburg State University Foundation
Missouri Southern State University Foundation