Fluent in Spanish, Hebrew and English languages.
2013-Certify as Dual Course Teacher (High School/College ) by UW-Whitewater.
2012- MOODLE Certification
2009- Technology Classes at Cardinal Stritch University, Viterbo University and St. Mary's University: SMARTboard, Web Page, Blog, iPads, and Movie Maker.
2003. University of Wisconsin- Madison, master’s degree in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in World Languages and the use of Technology
(Master’s Thesis: How to Motivate Students Through Technology).
2003. Highly Qualified Teacher Certification, under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
1999. Beloit College, bachelor of arts in Spanish and Teaching Certification
Dean’s list, Summa Cum Laude
Charles Winter Wood Scholarship recipient
Phi Beta Kappa.
Phi Sigma Iota.
2009- Wisconsin Education Association Council: "Delegate of Distinction Award" 2009 National Education Association Convention San Diego, CA
Wisconsin Education Association Council: "Richard J. Lewandowski Memorial Award for Humanitarian Activities" recipient.
2008- Janesville Veterans of Foreign Wars: "Citizen of the Year Award"
Janesville YWCA: "Woman of Distinction” award for volunteering services to the community.
2007- Cooperative Educational Services Agency No. 2: elected finalist for the Kohl Foundation Educators Award
2004- "Teacher of the Year" awarded by the Parent -Teacher-Student Association of Franklin Middle School.
2012-Present School District of Janesville Platinum Plan Committee Member, and DELT Educator (Diversity Education Leadership Team)
2010- Present Janesville School District Teachers' Professional Development Instructor
2009-2010 Wisconsin Foreign Language Teachers Association Conference Presenter
2007- Taught and assembled a class for Spanish speakers to learn Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Photo Story 3, and Excel.(UW- Whitewater)
2000-Present- Franklin Middle School Spanish teacher. head of the Foreign Language Department, coordinator and founder of "Franklin Café" the school's human relations club. Created the first Web page in the District.
1999- Teachers’ assistant, Beloit College. Planned, taught, and researched materials, to be used in three different Spanish courses offered at Beloit College.
1996- 1998- Hebrew Instructor at Beloit College
1997-92- Educational Director and administrator, Congregation B’nai Abraham in Beloit, Wisconsin.
1992-91- Programmed educational and entertainment events for University of Wisconsin students at the Hillel Foundation, Madison, Wisconsin. Taught Hebrew, women’s studies in Judaism and organized Talmud/Torah classes. Programmed educational events between the Interim Multicultural Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Hillel Foundation (Fiesta Latina, B.L.U.E.S., A Black and Jewish relations program, Brown Bag Lunches, etc.)
1989- Developed and directed a program for children at a three-county shelter for battered women in central Pennsylvania. Organized volunteers, gave sexual-assault awareness programs for children and teenagers in schools or institutions, participated in multi-disciplinary teams dealing in case management for the physical and sexual assault in children, performed one-on-one counseling.
2009-present.-Janesville Performing Arts Center usher, lecturer and actor.
Janesville School District Diversity Committee member.
Janesville Multicultural Teachers Scholarship Opportunities Advisory Board member.
2004-2006. Vice-president Hedberg Public Library Board of Directors
Congregation B'nai Abraham, Board of Directors. Director of Education.
2004- Franklin Middle School Student Mentor Program.
Theatre Unlimited, Inc, and Parker Play House parent volunteer.
1998-2002- President Hadassah Foundation, Beloit, Wisconsin chapter
2002- "Rolling Ball Entertainment". Acted in "West Side Story" production during the summer.
2001-2003- Hedberg Public Library, elected board member, Janesville, Wisconsin.
Hedberg Public Library, Summer Reading Program, Janesville, Wisconsin.
1998-2000- Spotlight on Kids, "Stories in the Park", summer program. (Member of a group of adults and children, who tell stories in different parks once a week). Janesville, Wisconsin.
References available upon request