Educator with over 25 years of experience in K-12 and post-secondary classrooms. Expertise in professional development presentations. Administrative experience, including directing a faculty of 50. Speaker at national conferences, including Mid Year Conference on Religion and Spirituality, National Catholic Educational Association, and National Coalition for Technology in Education & Training. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Approved Clinical Supervisor.
Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor, Loyola University MD (2014-present)
Pastoral Counseling Department
Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (2014-present)
Online courses in Human Growth and Development
Visiting Adjunct Instructor, Fordham University (2015-present)
Online courses in Psychopathology and Human Growth and Development
Psychotherapist, Key Point Health Services, Baltimore, MD (2010-2015)
Counselor for adults struggling with a wide spectrum of mental health issues.
Adjunct Instructor, Archdiocese of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD (2006-2010)
Online and face-to face instructor of professional development courses. Designed and taught Maryland State Department of Education-approved courses, including Effective Classroom Management and Neurological Implications for Teaching Strategies.
Clinical Intern, Key Point Health Services, Baltimore, MD (September 2009- June 2010)
Responsibilities included individual and group counseling for adults.
Clinical Intern, Epoch Counseling Center, Baltimore, MD (September 2008-July 2009)
Responsibilities included individual and group counseling for adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.
Clinical Intern, Caroline Center, Baltimore, MD (August 2007-July 2008)
Responsibilities included individual and group counseling for women enrolled in a job training program in Baltimore City.
Associate, Center for Teacher Effectiveness, Baltimore, MD (2005-2008)
Presented seminars nationwide. Introduced innovative and highly effective strategies for classroom management to K-12 teachers.
Adjunct Instructor, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD (2000-2006)
Taught graduate courses in technology integration in the Teachers’ Institute.
Development Team Member, Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, Baltimore, MD (2004-2005)
Coordinated alumni network. Wrote and distributed newsletters.
Assistant Principal/Director of Academic Technology, Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, Baltimore, MD (1996-2003)
Oversaw professional development for faculty. Developed award-winning technology integration plan.
Department Chair, Foreign Languages, Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, Baltimore, MD (1990-1997)
Faculty Member, Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, Baltimore, MD (1983-2005)
Taught courses including Graphic Arts, Programming, Media Tech, Spanish, and English.
Faculty Member, Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore, MD (1982-1983)
Taught Spanish I, Spanish II, and Intro to Spanish.
Education & Skills
Pastoral Counseling, PhD, Loyola University Maryland (2014)
Pastoral Counseling, MS, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD (2009)
Educational Technology Leadership, “Specialist” Certificate, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD (2006)
Liberal Arts, Master of Modern Studies, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD (1990)
Spanish, Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude), Loyola College, Baltimore, MD (1981)
Licenses and Certifications
NCC (253545), National Board for Certified Counselors
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LC4740), Maryland
Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS01402)
Edutopia (founding member)
National Staff Development Council (NSDC)
Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK)
Teachers College Record (TCRecord)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development(ASCD)
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
American Counseling Association (ACA): student member
Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC): student member
Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE): student member
American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC): student member
American Psychological Association (APA): student member
International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA): student member
Conference (and other) Presentations
“Spirituality or Religiousness: Which Serves as the Better Predictor of Mental Health?”
Emerging Scholars Poster Session, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, April 2011
“Utilizing Web 2.0 Tools in Professional Practice”
Mid Year Conference on Religion and Spirituality, Loyola University Maryland, Columbia, MD, March 2010
“Social Networking Tools”
Archdiocese of Baltimore Technology Showcase, Calvert Hall College High School, Baltimore, March 2010
“The Use of Technology Strategies for the Classroom”
Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore, January 2010
“Lessons from My Sisters”
Archdiocese of Baltimore Conference of Catholic Educators, October 2008
“Time to Teach”
National Catholic Educational Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, April 2007
“Time to Teach”
Archdiocese of Baltimore Conference of Catholic Educators, November 2005
“Mount Carmel Technology Certification Program”
Archdiocese of Baltimore and Goucher College, Celebration of Excellence 2005 and 2004
“Mount Carmel Technology Certification Program”
National Catholic Educational Association Annual Convention , Baltimore, April 2000
“Teacher Training and Professional Development”
National Coalition for Technology in Education & Training Forum
White House briefing, Washington DC, January 1999
- “Spirituality or Religiousness: Which Serves as the Better Predictor of Elements of Mental Health?” (2012). Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 23, 53-73.
- “Just Rewards,” Ed Tech Magazine, Fall 2005
- “Jeep Thrills,” Women’s World Magazine, August 1987
Awards, Fellowships, Grants
- Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers: 9th, 10th, and 11th Editions
- Madison’s Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals, 2004
- Archdiocese of Baltimore and Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, Cardinal’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2003
- International Who’s Who of Information Technology, 2000
- NCEA and Boston College, Selected Programs for Improving Catholic Education, 1999
- Baltimore Business Journal, Innovation and Excellence in Technology Education Award, 1999
- U.S. Dept. of Education and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Voyage Across Technology grant, 1998
- NCEA and University of Dayton, New Frontiers grant team member, 1995
- Loyola College, Renk Language Medal, May 1982
- Alpha Sigma Nu
- Phi Alpha Theta
- Board Member, Msgr. O’Dwyer Retreat House, Sparks, MD, June 2004-2010
- Board Member, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Baltimore, MD, November 2005-June 2007
- Middle States Validation Team Member
- Maryland Chapter Leader, 21st Century Teachers Organization
- AOL Online Tutor
- Girl Scouts Daisy Troop Leader and Brownie Assistant Troop Leader
- Cantor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our Lady Queen of Peace