Respected, resourceful professional with creative talents in writing/editing, education and entrepreneurial management. Earned reputation for attention to detail, communication and listening skills, effectiveness as mentor for other writers, wit and ability to collaborate.
Arizona Jewish Post – Tucson, AZ 2001–Present
ASSOCIATE EDITOR (3/4 time) (2005–Present)
FREELANCE JOURNALIST (2001–Present)
COLUMNIST, AppleSeeds (Cobblestone Publishing) – Peterborough, NH 2001–2004
Wrote monthly “Branching Out” column relating children’s books to social studies curricula.
SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT HEAD
Sonoran Science Academy – Tucson, AZ 2003–2004
Tucson Unified School District – Tucson, AZ 2002–2004
SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER
Mount Desert Island High School – Mount Desert, ME 1996–2002
Created and taught Senior Seminar on American Society that incorporated study of high schools with multicultural student body. Taught journalism and started school newspaper.
VISITING SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER, Economics and Government
Catalina Foothills High School – Tucson, AZ winter 2000
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, Teaching Social Issues Through Children’s Literature
College of the Atlantic – Bar Harbor, ME 1988–1989
Oz Literary Fund – Southwest Harbor, ME 1997–2000
Set up by anonymous benefactor to support community programs after Oz Books closed.
Oz Books – Southwest Harbor, ME 1982–1997
Founded and managed children’s bookstore. Presented workshops to teachers and librarians on incorporating children’s literature in social studies curricula. Planned and hosted numerous author events.
Freelanced as children’s literature consultant to publishers. Edited manuscripts by prospective children’s book authors. Reviewed children’s books for national publications and the Bangor Daily News.
“Connecting History: Their Lives, Our Lives” workshop, 1996. Co-presented with Dr. Phyllis Brazee, University of Maine, at International Reading Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Presented multiple, similar workshops in United States and Toronto, Canada, 1992–1997.
Authored articles that appeared in the following publications:
Arizona Jewish Post Publishers Weekly American Bookseller
Tucson Weekly Bangor Daily News Bar Harbor Times
Desert Leaf Downtown Tucsonan New England Reading Association Journal
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), University of Massachusetts – Amherst, MA
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science, University of Connecticut – Storrs, CT