I am the K-12 supervisor of the World Language department, which offers French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. I hold an AB in Economics with a concentration in German from the College of the Holy Cross, an MA in Spanish from California State University, Sacramento, an MA from Seton Hall University in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Management, and an Ed.D. in International Educational Development from Columbia University Teachers College. My doctoral research focused on Reversing Language Shift (RLS) and how learning and speaking the Irish language affected the identities of adult language learners.
I have taught all Spanish courses from grades 6 through 12. In addition to my experience teaching in the US, as a recipient of a Fulbright Teacher Exchange grant in 2001-2002, I taught in two federal secondary schools in Veracruz, Mexico.