Born and raised in San Francisco, I attended San Diego State and San Francisco State, and a variety of other universities. I did student teaching in NYC and then taught with the Peace Corps in Somalia for 2½ years. On returning, I worked as the teacher of grades 4-8 and principal of a two-room elementary school outside of Hollister, CA. Then, for 33 years I taught high school English (10th grade, English Lit, Shakespeare, World Lit, AP*, etc.) at Fairfield High (Fairfield, CA), where I also directed a dozen Shakespeare productions, as well as serving as GATE facilitator,
|AP*coordinator, Mentor Teacher, etc. Over the years, I participated in several NEH seminars on Shakespeare, Ovid, counseling, and teaching. I have worked for ETS as a reader, table leader, question leader, and test developer for nearly 40 years, and I have been an AP*/Lit reader (9 years) and table leader (7 years, 3 as quadrant leader) . I have presented workshops on Shakespeare, holistic scoring, AP*, multi-media usage, and test preparation around the state and country.|
Apart from teaching, I love traveling (mostly in France and Austria recently, but I've been all over the world), theater, films, music in a variety of forms, museums, cooking, eating well, and more.
Below is a tentative syllabus for the workshop, but I am open to considering other questions, should you have some particular issues to address. Please free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . (Be sure to include "CC-APSI" in the subject line, or I may not open it!) with any topics you would like me to cover during the workshop.