“In addition to coordinating the school’s mentoring program, I am a Compliance Resource Teacher for the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program. Daily, I negotiate communications among students, parents, teachers, counselors, school and district administrators, and members of the community regarding all facets of the program.
“In addition to my work at West Orange High School, I have worked in the areas of public speaking, writing, and mentoring. Most of my public speaking engagements resulted from working with Governor Jeb Bush during his administration on teacher retention and recruitment and reading in Florida. For the past three years, I have also worked with the Florida legislators on ESOL reform. For over twenty years, I have supported home school families in Florida, and most recently I have used my speech training to assist in the campaign of my friend and candidate for U.S. Congress, Daniel Webster, who helped fashion the home school laws for the state of Florida. Additionally, I am a published author and I have written curriculum for schools and churches. With the recent publication of my first children’s book, ‘As Many Children as the Stars,’ I have again been able to return to my first love of performance through storytelling. Finally, I am the founder of One Child Enterprises, an organization that provides Mentor1Child programs to schools.
“In my field, I am privileged to do what I love—to speak effectively! I spend my days communicating vital information as well as sharing life-changing messages regarding literacy and principles for successful living. I appreciate that my speech degree from PCC has enabled me to pursue a variety of interests and has truly equipped me ‘to analyze and adjust to every speaking situation.’
“In my current work, I am required to communicate information on a myriad of subjects to a diverse audience. I may be called upon to teach, conduct training, translate, and fulfill many public speaking engagements. The speech program at PCC exposed me to many disciplines of study: oral communications, oral interpretation performance, voice and diction, public speaking, teaching speech, costuming, make-up, scenic design, and dramatic production. PCC also introduced me to camera and sound engineering experience by working in numerous stage productions and with the Rejoice in the Lord telecast. At PCC, I acquired a spectrum of skills that have served me well in a variety of settings during my 25-year career.”