Freelance writer, copyeditor and proofreader at JB Communications, LLC
Small business owner
One of four founders of Satori, Inc., a non-profit, community-based organization on the northwest side of Milwaukee
Language Arts teacher, grant writer & curriculum specialist for Satori School, a school serving at-risk youth
Former High school teacher and curriculum writer for literature & writing courses for inner-city youth at N.O.V.A. School
Former High School Coordinator for teaching staff & curriculum at N.O.V.A. School
Instructor of college writing and humanities classes at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Teacher of reading to children, high school students, and adults
Teacher of poetry to youths at Boys and Girls Club, N.O.V.A. & Woodland Pattern Book Center
Former Title I teacher and tutor of reading for NESI student services
Secondary Teaching Certificate for English, Grades 9-12, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 2000
Master of Arts in English/Creative Writing, University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 1997
Bachelor of Arts, English and Anthropology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 1994, Magna cum Laude
Studied literature and sociolinguistics at Queen Mary and Westfield College,
London, England, January-June 1993.
The Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators and the Wisconsin Regional Writers' Association
Writer of reading passages and test questions for ACT Reading for Information tests.
Writer for online United States history courses for ELL and literacy advantage students.
Writer of a three-book series on speaking skills for middle school English Language Learners.
Go Teach It
Author of The Epic of Gilgamesh curriculum book.
Writer of poetry, fiction & nonfiction reading passages for standardized tests. Writer of multiple passages for ELL students and students with special needs.
Grant & proposal writer for non-profit organization and school.
Item writer using the Common Core Standards for informational reading and literature passages, grades 9-12.