Other Work Experience and Hobbies

I only add this section because my background is diverse.  I came into teaching in a rather circuitous route, however,  everything I have done has contributed to who I am and what kind of teacher I have become. When I look back on all the things I have done, I am more sure of the fact that it all prepared me for teaching and I am 100% sure that teaching is where I belong!

Co-owner and Office Manager, Attractive Smiles; Las Cruces, NM 2000-2009

  1. Human Resources
    1. Trained dental staff in front office skills
    2. Extended/terminated employment
    3. Completed writing of employee manuals
    4. Managed interpersonal office issues
  2. Accounts Payable
    1. Managed all finances of the corporation

             Research Associate, Pfizer Corporation; Ann Arbor, MI 1999-2000

  1. Conducted research in asthma field
  2. Completed environmental and radiation safety certification


             Research Assistant, University of Utah 1993-1997

  1.  Participated in grant writing
  2.  Performed research
  3.  Published research articles


         Additional International Experience

           Research Assistant, Ciba-Geigy, Basel Switzerland

  1. Conducted Chemistry Research on UV-stimulated polymerization
  2. Served on an ethics committee regarding genetic engineering of agricultural crops


           Research Assistant, Chemische Werke Huels, Marl Germany

  1. Conducted chemistry research on solubility of organic products in industry


Interests and Hobbies    

My husband took this picture of me in Belize

Here I am with my youngest.  We thoroughly enjoyed the bike paths of Rotterdam together when we lived there.

  1. Certified Scuba Diver
  2. Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  3. Enjoy hiking and biking and being outside
  4. Reading
  5. Creative Writing