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Bio

Fall 2017

Section 1408 of CSKLS312.2
Punctuation Rules -- : Oct 30 - Dec 17 2017
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Section 1413 of CSKLS334
How to Take an Online Class -- : Oct 09 - Oct 29 2017
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Section 1415 of CSKLS334
How to Take an Online Class -- : Aug 21 - Sep 10 2017
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Section 2165 of CSKLS312.3
Writing Style and Organization -- : Sep 11 - Oct 29 2017
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Spring 2017

Section 5434 of CSKLS334
How to Take an Online Class -- : Feb 06 - Feb 26 2017
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Section 5437 of CSKLS334
How to Take an Online Class -- : Apr 17 - May 07 2017
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material.

Section 5667 of CSKLS312.2
Punctuation Rules -- : Mar 27 - May 14 2017
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Section 6395 of CSKLS770
Supervised Tutoring -- : Jan 17 - May 26 2017

Section 8479 of CSKLS312.1
Sentence and Paragraph Development -- : Jan 23 - Mar 12 2017
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Section 8619 of CSKLS334
How to Take an Online Class -- : Jan 17 - Feb 05 2017
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Master's Degree, Public Administration
Emphasis - Adult Development/Aging Services Administration
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA
Cum Laude, With Distinction 1997

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies
Minor, Gerontology
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA
Academic Honors, Departmental Distinction 1992

Associate of Arts, Behavioral Sciences
Citrus College, Glendora CA
With Academic Honors 1990

Academic Experience: 

I have been teaching in one capacity or another for almost 20 years. I started as an instructional assistant during undergraduate school, and became a Graduate student teacher during my Master's work. I completed award winning graduate research on the efficacy of adult education, and published the abstract in a national journal.

When I graduated from school, I started teaching at Heald College, Schools of Business and Technology where I soon became Senior Faculty and an instructional coach. In 1998, I transitioned into the College Skills Department where I have been an instructor for almost 8 years. I teach a broad range of subjects in the language arts, as well as provide instruction in the Academic Skills Lab.

In addition, until its close, I was part of the Business Office Technology faculty at the Coddingtown Center, where I specialized in teaching software to mature learners.

In 2002, I joined the faculty at Sonoma State University, teaching Gerontology to undergraduate students. It is a joy to be able to use my background in such a fun and diverse way!

My most recent adventure is in the devevelopment of continuing education courses which will provide direct service healthcare providers (CNAs, RNs, LVNs, Long Term Care managers, Paramedics and Police) with an understanding of the special needs of the elderly.

I moved to Sonoma County just about 20 years ago, and found paradise! My family and I make our home in Rohnert Park, and enjoy the opportunities for fun and recreation that are just a short drive away. I am a third generation teacher from family of remarkable educators, and am carrying on the "family business."

It is a true delight to work with the students of SRJC as they move toward meeting their life goals. It seems like just yesterday I was sitting in their seats!

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

I am very involved in the community, and sometimes don't know when to stop. In addition to my teaching, I am the resident costume designer for Spreckles Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park. Having designed costumes in Sonoma County for the past 12 years, I decided a few years ago to scale back and just work in my own back yard. When I am not teaching online or at Sonoma State University, sitting in front of my sewing machine, or following my son as he plays his guitar all over the county, I can be found gardening or reading - my two favorite "quite time" hobbies.