Besides parenting, teaching is the most honorable of professions. Other than parenting, teaching is the most important job a person could have. Truly, teachers determine the future. I am grateful and proud to have been called “teacher” for 50 years. I am grateful to my students; they never cease to amaze (and teach) me!

At Emory & Henry, I currently teach Human Growth and Development, Survey of Exceptional Children, Teaching Reading in Content Areas, and Practicum in Action Research. I am blessed to have served half of my teaching career at Emory & Henry College teaching outstanding students, side-by-side with gifted faculty.

My teaching experience prior to coming to Emory & Henry College includes teaching in elementary, middle and senior high schools in both parochial and public schools. I also served as a public school principal, and taught graduate reading courses as an adjunct for the University of Virginia for over 30 years.

As a teacher educator I take seriously the awesome responsibility I have to ensure that aspiring teachers be well-prepared to meet the demands and challenges of teaching today’s youth. Tomorrow’s teachers will also determine the future.

Current Research:

My current research is in delivering multiple professional development models to teachers in regional school divisions to improve the teaching and learning of reading comprehension skills.

Educational Background

  • B.A., Marist College
  • M.A Ed., University of Virginia
  • Ed.D., Virginia Tech