Ad Hoc Instructor
Master of Science in Education (Reading) - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 1981
Areas of Expertise:
In my P-12 experience, I taught kindergarten and grade three students, as well as 21 years as a Reading Resource Teacher for the Oshkosh Area School District. I provided in service for the district as well as other districts in the Fox Valley. I provided presentations at our local reading council, Wisconsin State Reading Association Conferences and the International Reading Association Conference in San Francisco. I as facilitator for six years for the OASD's Partnership for School Improvement, a community-based clearinghouse. I was program coordinator for the Northeast Wisconsin American Indian Teacher Licensure Program through UWO. I volunteered as an 18-year member and served as Chairperson of the OASD SOAR Board, a regranting board that provides funding for artists' residencies. I also served as membership chairman fo the Oshkosh Education Association, UniServ Representative and Alternate Board Member of the Wisconsin Education Association Council. I recently completed a five-year term on the Wisconsin Retirement System's Teachers' Retirement Board.
I am currently working for UWO as administrative specialist for the UW Oshkosh/UW-Sheboygan teacher licensure program as well as teaching semester courses. In addition, I work as an independent contractor for CESA #1 as a mentor to eight schools in Wisconsin, assisting them with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's REACH (Responsive Education for All Children) grant initiative. Through this work, I have assisted four public school districts in creating a data collection system for documentation of their Response to Intervention (RtI). I have also provided training on authentic assessment and student progress monitoring to school staff across the state.
Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: 1999
Years of P-12 Experience: 31 years
Classes Typically Taught:
Literature for Children
Reading in the Content Areas
Language Arts Methods
Clinical/Student Teacher Supervision