Prior to joining Franklin High School in October of 2006, I worked 29 years in private business, 25 of those years in some form of management or leadership position. My desire to try something different led me to pursue a field I have always admired and respected education. I feel fortunate to have landed at Franklin High School, an institution whose teachers and staff had a positive impact on me as a student and graduate of the class of 1970.
After graduating from Franklin, I entered Portland State University and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Psychology. Although I was educated in Criminal Justice, my job searches led me to business. After several years in business, I went back to school and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Marylhurst University, which renewed my passion for education. This led me to my first teaching position, as an adjunct instructor for Warner Pacific College in their adult degree program.
It is great to be back at Franklin High School where it all started for me. I hope that I can have as much positive impact in shaping Franklin’s future as it had on me.