University System of Maryland
My career in education started when I was a high school English teacher in Delaware and Chicago. I went back to graduate school and then came to work at the University of Maryland in the English Department. Over the years, I have been fortunate to be a builder of programs and partnerships, from the innovative College Park Scholars Honors Learning Community at the University of Maryland, to the school/university partnerships that were funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation: Learning in Communities (LINC); Education=Mentoring, Coaching and Cohorts (E=mc2); Vertically integrated partnerships (VIP), Minority Student Pipeline Math Science Partnership ((MSP)2), and most recently Maryland Delaware Climate Education, Assessment and Research (MADE CLEAR). My work focuses on P-20 STEM Education, teacher preparation, and creative ways of reaching the State’s college attainment goals. I was a history major at Brandeis University, graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, earned my MAT from the University of Delaware, and completed my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Maryland.