- Master of Arts, Educational Leadership—2001—The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
- Bachelor of Arts, English—1994—New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey
- Illinois State Administrative Certificate (Type 75)
- New Jersey State Principal/Supervisor’s Certificate
- New Jersey State Elementary (K-8) Certificate
- Illinois State Elementary Teaching Certificate (Type 3)
- Collaborative Learning Communities: Focused on improving student work and reflecting on professional practice through the use of Lucent and National School Reform Faculty (NSRF) protocols and activities
- Small Learning Communities, "School Within a School" Concept
- Multimedia Literacy
- Crisis Response and Crisis Management Teams
- Kagan Cooperative Learning
- Positive Behavior Intervention Systems
- Response to Intervention
New Jersey Governor’s Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
- South Brunswick Upper Elementary School (May 1999)
- Monmouth Junction School (May 1997)
- Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
- National Middle Schools Association
- Illinois Principals Association
- That all students can learn.
- In educating the whole child, and thinking "outside of the box" when it comes to helping students succeed.
- That all children need firmness, fairness and consistency.
- That parents, educators and community members need to work together to assure that all students have access to a consistent educational program.
- In empowering students to be successful by providing them with the tools that will help them succeed throughout life.
- That effective schools are places where teachers, parents and students have a common vision, open lines of communication and high expectations for all.
- In a shared decision making process where stakeholders are fully involved in establishing a vision and setting progress goals.
- That school administrators need to be instructional leaders, cooperative team players, effective communicators, ethically responsible and responsive to students, staff and parents.
- That it’s never too late to learn.