Earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Massachusetts
English Major with a Business Minor
Earned a Master of Arts in Teaching English from SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, New York
Dutchess CCC for Art: Calligraphy
Ulster CCC for Foreign Languages
NYS English 7-12 Permanent
NYS Childhood 1-6 Professional
Originally from Flushing, Queens and raised in Saugerties New York, I am from a family of tradesmen and was fortunate to learn many trade skills I currently enjoy using in restoring my 100+ year old building in Saugerties Village. Earlier, I was invited by a friend of my father's to a Massachusetts college where he recruited college students to work at his Dutchess County campground in the summer. Inspired by this trip, I chose to return to school on the East coast where I rediscovered a love of classical literature and history and newly discovered the wonderful city of Boston. During this time I also discovered abilities in, and a love for, teaching. Upon return to New York, I enrolled in graduate school and upon conclusion of that program began teaching. I have been teaching at WAJ since 2007. Other interests include automobile restoration, woodworking and home remodeling, singing, and attending local acoustical guitar concerts.
Three-ring binder (Spiral notebooks are discouraged for these courses)
Loose leaf paper
Five dividers, labeled as such:
Blue/Black Pens and Pencils
CGCC English 101
English 101 Composition is an introductory course emphasizing the process and patterns of writing college-level expository prose. This course includes reading critical articles; extensive writing practice in writing clear, well-developed, grammatically correct essays; a research paper; and an oral presentation.
CGCC English 102
English 102 Composition and Literature continues the reading and writing of 101. Readings range from short stories and poetry to plays and novels. Writing includes both formal and informal criticism and analysis of texts. This course is also a general survey of literature.
English 8 emphasizes the influence and importance of literature covering a variety of subjects and periods in order to develop an appreciation of themes and styles while developing skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Preparation for the NYS ELA Assessment Examination in English is also emphasized.
English 10 emphasizes the influence and importance of American and English literary classics that cover a variety of subjects and periods in order to develop an appreciation of classical themes and styles while developing skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Selections in non-fiction relatable to these works are included to extend and enhance their relevance and significance. Preparation for the NYS Common Core Regents Examination in English is also emphasized.
English 11 emphasizes the influence and importance of American and English literary classics that cover a variety of subjects and periods in order to develop an appreciation of themes and styles while developing skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Practice for the New York State Comprehensive Regents Examination in English is also a priority.