Educational Experience:

Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN, 2001

Dissertation Topic: "Perceptions of School Size:  A Survey of Rapidly Growing School Clusters in Gwinnett County, Georgia."

M.A. in English, 1977; B.A. in English with Minor in Education, 1973, Georgia State University, Atlanta

Thesis Topic: “Time and Memory—Faulkner’s Use of Bergson in Light in August ”

Advisor:  Dr. Thomas. L. McHaney.

M.A. in Education, 1980.  Valdosta State University.

State of Georgia T-6 Certification (6-12), Gifted In-Field (valid through 6/30/20)

College Board Certified in Advanced Placement Literature and Composition and

Advanced Placement Language and Composition.


Graduate Record Exam in Advanced English: 98th Percentile Nationally in 1975.

National Teacher's Exam Ranking: 98th Percentile in General Knowledge, 97th Percentile in Communication Skills, 95th Percentile in Professional Knowledge in 1990.

Multiple Honoree "Who's Who Among American Teachers."

Georgia Association for Gifted Children.

Twice chosen "Favorite High School Teacher" by MIT students in Boston.

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia:

"Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities," GSU Senior Award, Dean's Key; Alpha Lambda Delta, Mortar Board, Lambda Iota Tau, Sigma Tau Delta, Kappa Delta Epsilon Honoraries; Editor of GSU Literary Magazine and Staff of GSU Newspaper; Secretary, Society for Environmental Quality.

Therrell High School, Atlanta Public Schools:

"Who's Who Among American High Schools."  Scholarships awarded from Georgia Consumer Finance Association Writing Contest and Rich's English Award Scholarship.  Editor of High School Newspaper and "Best Thespian" Award from National Thespian Society. Also played the part of a fizzy Alka-Seltza tablet on a football field during three years in the marching/concert band.