Photography and nature hikes help me to relax and take a break from my many varied pursuits. For many years I have taken photos on my hikes and it is now time to share my photo memories for others to enjoy. One of the most peaceful things for me to do is to take a hike, with my camera. It is my hope to share these moments with others through my nature photos.
My journey in life has led me to become a certified Math, Physics, General Science, and Bible Teacher in the state of North Carolina. I am a National Board Certified Teacher of Mathematics and a Kenan Fellow. I have been teaching now for over twenty-nine years in traditional and alternative school settings. One day, I will retire from teaching and devote myself fully to my photography.
I have taught math and science in both private and public schools ranging from fourth grade to twelfth grade. It has also been a joy to serve adult learners within community college developmental mathematics courses.
There have been times when I stepped out of the public school system to teach youth and young adults in other ways, by serving as:
Positive Youth Development Lead Trainer for The B.E.S.T. Initiative (Professional Development for Youth Workers) in Philadelphia, serving a variety of programs within 62 youth-serving organizations
Master Teacher for a Motivational Educational Training Center
Developmental Mathematics Educator for Community Colleges
Outdoor School Educator at a year-round Retreat Center
Low-Ropes Course Initiatives Trainer for youth groups, camps, Americorps, YMCA Directors, and community centers
Student preparation trainer for multi-state high-stakes assessments
Math tutor and Science teacher for Upward Bound students
Conference Youth & Young Adult Minister for 54 Congregations in northeastern U.S.A.
Campus Pastor for students in a private high school
Church and Community Mediator, including youth and young adults
Youth & Young Adult Retreat Speaker