Education
BS Elementary and Special Education, University of South Dakota, 1973
MS Education Chadron State, Chadron, Nebraska, 1992
Reading Specialist

Qualified to Teach
K-12 Special Education
K-6 Elementary Education
Teacher Educator

Endorsements
Middle School Language Arts
Middle School Social Science.

Professional Experience
Rapid City School District (25 years)
SPED (LD), Learning Center General Educator, Literacy Coach, Reading Recovery, Title 1
SD READS instructor/coach, and SD READS West River Regional Leader

Graduate Courses Taught:
Black Hills State University, Adjunct Professor, "Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties"
University of Sioux Falls, "Peer Coaching for Educators" - "Instructional Strategies" - "Teacher as Assessor" - "Advanced Applications in Reading" - "DIBELS"
University of South Dakota and Black Hills State University, "Comprehensive Literacy Framework & Practicum"
Augustana College, "Reading and Beyond"

Certified:
NCA QAR Trainer – February 2007
DIBELS Trainer
AIMSweb Trainer

Professional Organizations
Governor Appointee to SD Teacher's Professional Practices and Standards Commission, 1993 - 2003
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
National Staff Development Council (NSDC)
International Reading Association (IRA)
Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA)