I was a certified elementary, middle, and high school public school teacher in Baltimore, Maryland and Columbus, Ohio. I taught life science, American English language arts, social studies, and physical education.
I also supervised and trained arts and science educators in an after-school program run out of the non-defunct College of the Arts at the Ohio State University for public schools in Columbus, Ohio.
I have taught at many out-of-school-time/after school programs for over 30 years, including the McKim Center, the Chick Webb Center, the 29th Street Community Center, and more.
I have taught at private schools—most recently as the Edith Hamilton Mentor at Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore.
As an adjunct professor or a teaching fellow in higher education, I taught writing, literature, editing, nursing, performing arts, social justice, and other courses at Oberlin College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sojourner–Douglass College, Baltimore City Community College, Capital University, The Ohio State University, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University, Goucher College, Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of Baltimore.
Among the many courses that I taught over the years, for ten years, from 2003 to 2013 (before the course was eliminated), I taught "introduction to ancient literature" focusing on Homer's epics and Virgil's Aeneid on Monday evenings from 8:15 PM to 10:45 PM to returning adult students at University of Baltimore.
I also taught a course in the MA in Publications Design program at the University of Baltimore on nonprofit strategic communications and graphic design.
Every Saturday for close to a year in 1998, I taught "introduction to nursing assistance" at the School for Continuing and Professional Studies at Thomas Jefferson University.
I have also been a mindfulness educator and guide for 30-plus years, and in 1998 I began to expand my work as a holistic educator to include Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) mentoring and coaching.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, I was a tutor for youth and young adults, including children with Autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities.
I taught English language literacy skills and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and designed and taught summer programs in ESOL at private schools like McDonogh School. I have also taught learning disabled adults how to read at organizations like the Learning Bank.
For over 25-plus years, I have designed curricula for English language arts, ESOL, STEM, the arts, and Social and Emotional Learning for many schools, after school programs, and nonprofit organizations.
I am blessed to have received four awards in recognition of excellence in teaching: a Provost Teaching Award and Outreach Teaching Award from the Ohio State University; and a Provost Teaching Award and Professional Development Teaching Award from Goucher College.
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