The excellent reputation that Adelphi has in the education field and the fact that Adelphi has the graduate program on Sundays.
What, besides your Adelphi studies, is on your plate?
I’m the mother of four girls under the age of 10. I try to be as involved as possible in the girls’ education and I’m an active member of the school PTA.
Why did you choose a career in education?
When I began helping my daughters with their homework, I realized that bringing a student “out of the shadows” was my passion. Later on, my third daughter was born with a congenital condition that required special education. The sum of everything made me pursue a career in special education.
Your favorite aspects of the School of Education at Adelphi’s Manhattan Center?
I love he fact that the Manhattan campus offers the graduate program on Sundays. I like that most of the professors have vast experience in the public school system. I like how theory is integrated with the observation hours in the public schools.
Where do you commute from and how?
I live on Staten Island. I either take the express bus or I take the Staten Island Ferry and then the subway.
Any hobbies or interests beyond your other commitments?
I love scrapbooking my family’s pictures. I also love to rollerblade and ice skate. I think that I was a skating champion in my other life.
What are you most proud of?
My family (my husband and my four daughters) and being a devoted student at Adelphi University.
Treat others in the same way that you like to be treated.
Your advice for prospective students?
The education career is about calling and passion. The money shouldn’t be the main motivator to enter this career. Remember that we as teachers (after parents) are the most immediate influence in our students’ lives.