Teaches: English 9 / English 12 / AP Language and Composition / Basic Reading Skills
I worked as a professional writer and instructional designer in the high tech industry for 25 years. For 20 of those years, I ran my own technical writing and instructional design company, VisionCorp, which included an extended team of technical writers, help designers, editors, graphic artists, trainers, and instructional designers. As a professional writer, I am passionate about helping students see why writing matters in their lives. Regardless of your future career – doctor, engineer, mechanic, mathematician, business person, artist, scientist, musician, or whatever it is that you want to do – being able to effectively communicate your ideas will help you be more successful. Believe me, I know! That’s what people paid me for.
While teaching is my current passion, I also enjoy hiking, yoga, gardening, cooking, and travel. I have travelled throughout Europe and have been to Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, and Dubai. Although travel is fun, my favorite thing is just being home with my family, and my wicked indulgence is chocolate and shopping for shoes!