Contact & Info
Throughout my life, writing and teaching writing have been my passions and my talents. There is no other work I do that feels as natural and fulfilling to me than teaching writing to children, teens and senior adults. My goal is to help people develop skills and confidence to overcome obstacles which inhibit them from writing and to allow them to reveal to themselves and to others their authentic voices through poetry, narrative essays and other literary genres. I accomplish this by creating interactive writing exercises that are fun, thought-provoking and open-ended, and empower my students to become active participants in their learning process.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATES: City College, New York, BA, English, June 1970; Lehman College, MS, Education, Specialty in Early Childhood, June 1996, Kappa Delta Pi, Honors in Education. ADDITIONAL EDUCATION: ESL, Lehman College; Human Relations, Lehman College; Special Education, Lehman College; NYC Writers’ Project, Summer Workshop; Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Poetry Workshops: Billy Collins, Molly Peacock, Ron Price, Patricia Spears Jones. NYS CERTIFICATIONS: Early Childhood Education, grades N – 6. English, Provisional, Secondary Education, grades 7-12.
Teaching Artist Experience
Sarah Lawrence College Writing Instructor - "Life Stories Writing Workshop for ages 50+"; Riverside HS, Yonkers, NY - Creative Writing/ Poetry Writing Instructor; Rockland Psychiatric Center, Peekskill Service Center - Writing Instructor "Life Stories Writing Workshop"