4621 N.W. 47th Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34482

A personal diverse background. Adjunct Professor, Saint Leo University; adjunct, Florida Southern College and Nova University. Educator for 37 ½ years teaching with different subjects and grade levels, Marion County District Schools. Science and language arts teacher for middle school. Certified in broad middle school curriculum Language Arts, Biology, administration and supervision. Writer for twenty years with over 400 credits on health (medical), educational, and environmental topics; ten books, contributor to six encyclopedias. Writing instructor for LongRidge Writers Group, a correspondence school located in West Redding, CT; Community activist.

Traveled extensively in 58 countries. Personal organization skills; punctual, amiable, and able to successfully handle several projects to completion.

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Florida. Major in Educational Curriculum and Instruction

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, advanced studies

Master of Religion, Southern Baptist Seminary

B.A. University of Tennessee, majors in English and premedical studies, microbiology; minor in political science. Along with this minor, I took a course in macroeconomics.

Additional Training:

Educational Law Association Conference 2008;presenter

March 2001- (one week) Participated in the prestigious Judicial Training Institute at the Florida Supreme Court. The group met with the justices and did mock circuit and appellate trials.

One week training program updating microbiology skills in an innovative program sponsored by 3-M- 1997; in 1998, trained as a trainer in microbiology techniques.

American Physiological Society fellow at the University of Florida Medical School, summer 1996; special one week study at NIH, Bethesda.

Participant in University of Florida TRUE program for science teachers working in the laboratory of a molecular geneticist- 1995.


College teaching:

Saint Leo University beginning in 1995- adjunct professor teaching the following courses:

    • EDU 222 Contemporary Concerns
    • EDU 425 Classroom Organization and Management
    • EDU 428 School Governance
    • EDU 460/1Supervision of interns
    • EDU 480/1 Supervision full time interns
  • For graduate level
    • EDU 621 Educational Psychology
    • EDU 441 Curriculum and Instruction
    • EDU 637, 8, 9 Curriculum Development in Elementary, Middle, and High School
    • EDU 642, 3, 4 Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Elementary, Middle, High School
    • EDU 630 Quantitative Assessment
    • EDU 652 School Law and Ethics
    • EDU 632 Research Methods in Education
    • EDU 632 Research Methods on-line
    • EDU 642 Human Resources Management
  • Florida Southern College
    • EDU 325 Classroom Organization and Management
    • EDU 206 Introduction to Education
    • EDU 209 Educational Psychology
  • Nova University- EDU 300 Communications for business administration students

Educator with Marion County Schools for 37 1/2 years; certified in Language Arts, General Science, Biology, Broad field middle grades, Administration/supervision

Freelance writer with over 400 credits in periodicals such as Modern Maturity, Parenting, Delta Sky, Woman's World, and others. Nine published books last- The Skeletal System for Greenwood Press, released Fall 2004

Recent/current writing projects:

Writer for four courses- Pearson, ITT-Tech- NIIT- ethics, public policy, social psychology, and molecular genetics

Brown Packaging- a new reference encyclopedia for young people on health

Writer for radio program- NPR Gainesville affiliate- Health in a Heartbeat

2006 Revision of Legal Basics for Educators for Phi Delta Kappa

Alzheimer’s Disease for Chelsea Press, 2008

Obesity: An Expanding Problem- part of a series on medical issues for Greenwood Press, CT Released 2007

Alzheimer’s, asthma, and autism- articles for Modern Drug Discovery

“Heart Drugs” for Russian Popular Science

A series of three articles on South Africa for Senior Times

Curriculum writer- Success for All

Writer for third grade science series, Chrysalis Press for Houghton-Mifflin

Two volume World of Genetics for Gale Research December 2001. Writer and advisor for the project.

Seven volume history of medicine for Gale Research- about entries-completed project November 2000

Book Coping With Schizophrenia (released December 2000) Rosen Publications, New York

Phi Delta Kappa three fastbacks: A Strategy for Tragedy, Memory Enhancement for Educators, Helping the Left-Handed Student; book Legal Basics for Educators, one of their best-sellers;

Member of PDK speakers' bureau

Other projects include:

Gale Research- Twentieth Century Scientists- 10 bios

Writer for young adult market:

    Fire on Ice: Katarina Witt, biography for Chelsea Press, 1999.

    "Weather" for IDEAL press, Grand Rapids (lessons on weather for fourth grade students)

    Medical encyclopedia for young people- Scribner- 30 articles
    Young People's Encyclopedia on general science packaged by

    Brown Packaging, UK- 20 articles

Educator- grant writer: Received over $900,000 in grants for school district
Grant writing- Taylor College $900,000 for building nursing school
Grant writing- 2009 Department of Juvenile Justice for gang resistance for Kid’s Central


Education Law Association
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Delta Kappa Gamma
Phi Delta Kappa
Past president American Medical Writers' Association, Florida chapter
Member, National Association of Science Writers
Florida Freelance Writers Association
American Association of Journalists and Authors

Who’s Who in American Women, 2006
Notable American Women

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