Started at Trinity: 2007
BA, Trinity College
MSEd, Northern Illinois University
MSEd, EdD, National College of Education
EdD, National Louis University
Illinois School Psychologists Association “Practitioner of the Year Region 7 Award” 2/98
“Ted Smith Memorial Award for Practitioner of the Year” 2/97
Nominated for National Association of School Psychologists “School Psychologist of the Year” 11/97
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Education
Schools: Trinity College , Trinity Graduate School
Office: • McLennan 156c
Following graduation from Trinity College, I truly enjoyed working for thirty-two years in the public schools of Waukegan, IL and Vernon Hills, IL as an elementary classroom teacher, school psychologist (K-12), special education coordinator, and IEP database supervisor. I taught previously at National-Louis University and at TIU in the college, graduate school, and REACH program as adjunct faculty. My dissertation was based on a 10 month family journey around the United States studying the impact of family dynamics on living and learning, how personal learner characteristics influence the teaching/learning process, and the influence of experiential education. No, it was not a vacation - but we loved it!
Currently, I am a member of the Council for Exceptional Children. My current interests include working within educational systems to encourage positive change for all students, helping understand and teach exceptional students, brain-based learning, and the application of educational psychology to increase learning for all students. My current research is seeing if the use of a commercially available software product encourages cognitive and reading growth. Data was collected during the 10/11 school year on students in my undergraduate Eduational Psychology courses.