- Diploma, St. Vincent School of Nursing, Toledo, Ohio 1970,
- Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BSN), Mary Manse College, Toledo, Ohio1975
- Master of Divinity, (M. Div.), United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio 2000
For over 25 years, I taught Child-Family Health Nursing in a regional medical center that served rural, urban, and suburban populations. I learned the value of working with diverse groups of people whose life experiences and value systems were different from mine and that despite those differences, we all shared the common goal of wanting the very best for each child.
I am also an ordained clergy in the United Methodist Church (retired). While serving, I led churches to volunteer with me in the local public school system and to establish “After-school Kid’s Clubs” at the churches. In this way, we built community partnerships and grew in our understanding of one another.
Currently, I spend much of my time visiting our district’s schools. I see first-hand the commitment of teachers and staff to the success of these young people. Here is where I learn much about the diverse needs of the students and their families and the value of strong community support.
I am committed to strengthening our community by supporting and encouraging teachers and staff and encouraging best practices for working with all families. Hernando County is a community of generous and caring partners in education who remain focused on problem solving and developing strong relationships so that all students have the opportunity to learn and grow.
919 North Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601