I hold a B.A. in English Literature with a specialization in Dramatic Literature from New Jersey City University and an M. Ed in Education with a specialization in Administration and Supervision from Saint Peter’s University. I have New Jersey teaching certification in K-5 Elementary Education and 9-12 English Education and a C.E. in Administration and Supervision.
Prior to becoming Head of School, I served Saint Dominic Academy as their Academic Dean for two years. For that duration, I also served as English Department Chairperson and taught AP English Literature and Composition as well as 9th Grade Honors English. As Head of School, I continue to teach 9th Grade Honors English.
Before coming to Saint Dominic Academy, I worked at Robert Treat Academy Charter School in Newark, NJ, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. While there, I served as the Reading Development Teacher, working one on one with small groups of students across grades one through eight, developing and enhancing their reading scores. I also served as the High School Placement Coordinator; a position similar to a College Counselor in a high school setting. I worked one on one with each 8th grade student and his/her family on the high school application process. During my time there, students from Robert Treat Academy received placement in some of the most prestigious boarding and private day schools in the Northeast.
I served for nine years as the Director of Admissions and Chairperson of the English Department at Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, NJ, where I was also responsible for the implementation of the Advanced Placement program as well as the Dramatics program. While there, I also led the school through their Middle States process, serving as the Internal Coordinator for the self study and visitation year. My first job in education was at my alma mater, The Academy of Saint Aloysius, where I worked for two years as the Assistant Director of Development. I began my career, not in education, but in politics, serving as the Assistant to the Communications Director under the governance of Mayor Bret Schundler of Jersey City.