Starting in the late ‘80s and focusing on K-12 Education my career grew quickly. From the board room to the boiler room, I partnered with educators to support, encourage and challenge their thinking about how to engage as well as manage others. A few of my highlights were 1) hosting retreat type settings where 60-80 educators would gather for a summer week to learn together; 2) along side my colleague, starting a rural alternative 9-12 school, which was granted Quality School status in 2001. 3) creating a learning tool, the felt chart, that facilitated kinesthetic learning of Glasser’s Choice Theory model It caught on fire, enhancing the learning and adding a big element of fun! Over time and on the path less traveled, my career evolved to becoming an Internationally respected teacher of Choice Theory.
Bachelor’s Degree (BS) and Master’s Degree (MEd) from Univeristy of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, USA.
It is with immense credit to the educators that have allowed me into their classrooms via learning Choice Theory from me. Through listening to teachers, students, maintenance crew, custodians, cooks, Principals and Superintendents, I continue to learn and grow.
To support the learning of, connection to and immersion in Choice Theory. To facilitate understanding Choice Theory as a self evaluation cycle for learning and growing.
My career has provided lasting friendships with awesome people and the freedom to make my own decisions, some effective and some not very effective. I’ve done some traveling, laughed a lot and am reminding myself daily to stay focused on joyful living. This, I want to continue! Duh!
I live in Port Townsend, Washington, USA. I’m an average golfer and love the sport! I’m a skier in the winter, do gardening in the summer and play around in the Puget Sound once in a while.
Living happy and healthy. Letting go, when you find the urge to control what you can‘t.