No one is born being a citizen. You have to be taught what it means. Sonia Sotomayor
Do you want to know who you are?
Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson

Resume (abridged)

EDUCATION

Degrees and Certifications

Masters of Science in Education, Nazareth College of Rochester, NY 1987
Bachelors of Liberal Arts, Eisenhower College, Seneca Falls, NY 1978
Permanent Certification (NY): Nursery, Kindergarten: Grades 1-6; English: Grades 7-12
Certification (NY – CTLE): Educators’ Professional Development Instructor

Continuing Educational Development, 164 credit hours, 2005-2011

State University of NY, Binghamton, NY.
University of LaVerne (on line courses)
Tompkins, Seneca, Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Ithaca, NY

WORK EXPERIENCE (Partial listing)

Founder, Words Into Deeds2015-Present
Director of Human Rights Curriculum, 2015-2019
Global Education Motivators, Inc.
English Language Arts Teacher, 1999-2015
South Seneca School District, 7263 Main Street, Ovid, NY
Distance Learning Program Director and Instruction, 2000 – 2015
South Seneca School District, 7263 Main Street, Ovid, NY
Industrial Plant Line Supervisor and Educator, 1979-1985
Philips Electronic Component Group, Seneca Falls, NY

BOARD POSITIONS, COMMITTEES AND ADVISORIES 2007-PRESENT

Board Member, Friends of UNIFAT, http://friendsofunifat.org/
Board Member, Global Education Motivators, www.gem-ngo.org
Chair, Beta Delta, Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowship
Education Advisory Committee, Ithaca College
Student Teacher Mentor (12), Ithaca College, SUNY Cortland

AWARDS AND PRIZES. (Partial listing since 2011)

2018 Education subsection, NY DEC Environmental Justice Community Impact Grant awarded to  Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.
2018 Polenberg Grant, Cornell University Department of History
2018 “Signs of Sustainability” for Youth Group leadership, Sustainable Tompkins
2017 $7,000 Grant from Community Foundation of Tompkins County to support Youth Voices on  Climate Change project
2016 $10,000 Grant from Community Foundation of Tompkins County to support Youth Voices on Substance Abuse project
2014 Eisenhower College Distinguished Alumnus Award
2013 Delta Kappa Gamma International Frederica Hollister Excellence Award
2012 Speak Truth to Power Co-Leader Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
2012 eTown e-chievement Humanitarian Award
2011 Southern Poverty Law Center, Certificate of Appreciation
2011 Global Teacher’s Award at the United Nations

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (Partial listing since 2014)

2020 Teaching Life Skills for Global Citizenship. Rotary International, Ithaca, NY
2020 Teaching Life Skills for Global Citizenship. Rotary International, Trumansburg, NY
2019 Teaching Global Citizenship Skills, 2-day workshops at UNIFAT School, Gulu, Uganda
2019 Helping Youth Develop Healthy Consumer Skills. Rotary International, Trumansburg, NY
2018 UN Programs that Promote Human Rights. 3 lectures/discussions, Cornell University History course #2163.
2018 Recognizing Human Rights in Your Daily Lives. 2-day workshop for high school students, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.
2018 Helping Students Recognize and Protect Human Rights. 2-day workshop for teachers, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.
2018 Teaching Human Rights through Children’s Literature.  Teacher training workshop,TST/SUNY Cortland Professional Development Conference.
2017 Refugees in a Global Context
International Studies Summer Institute teacher training program sponsored by Southeast Asia  programs at Cornell and Syracuse Universities.
2017 Strategies for Engaging Students in Global Citizenship
Teacher training workshops, TST/SUNY Cortland Professional Development Conference: Connect, Create, Innovate
2017 Building Global Citizenship Skills.
Teacher training workshops, PKG annual regional symposium., Cooperstown, NY.
2016 Human Rights Curriculum Workshops with Republic of Georgia Teachers and Youth Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia
2016 The Ladder of Prejudice: From Name Calling to Genocide
PaCIE Building Bridges in Global Education Conference, Philadelphia
2016 Living on $2.00 a Day Book Discussion
Delta Kappa Gamma International Soc. For Women Educators, Seneca Falls, NY
2015 Strategies for Implementing Local and Global Social Equity Projects
United Nations Educators’ Conference on Human Rights, Mexico City, Mexico

FACILITATOR, UNITED NATIONS STUDENT CONFERENCES, NEW YORK, NY

2018 Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals 
2017 Good Health and Well Being
2015 Continuing the Pledge: Sustaining Development Through Environmental Responsibility
2014 Keeping the Promise: Empowering Youth for Peace and Sustainable Development
Plus 13 previous UN Student Conferences

WORDS INTO DEEDS: BRIDGING THE WORLD AND THE CLASSROOM

Over 15 years students at South Seneca Middle and High School participated in classroom and school-wide programs and presentations designed to expand their understanding of local and regional issues and global arts and cultures. Invited guests included::

23 invited INTERNATIONAL GUESTS from Canada, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, First Nations (Canada), Ghana, Japan, Nigeria, the Onondaga Nation, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.

21 singers, dancers, drummers, poets, mimes, and artists.

7 elected officials and community leaders.

20 service group representatives and health/safety services providers.

In many cases these were linked to outreach projects designed and implemented by students. These projects raised $40,000 for international organizations and $28,000 plus over 5 tons of supplies to domestic and local organizations.