I believe the role of an educator is to challenge students to think, question, and develop problem solving skills. In my religion classes, my goal is to help my students examine the primary relationships in their lives - to explore their connections with God, Self, Others, and the Environment.
I have been teaching religion at CJ since 1998. In addition to teaching Religion 9 and Religion 10, I am also Assistant Director of Ministry and Service. In M & S, I involved in retreat and liturgy planning, organizing and implementing service opportunities and co-teaching the Big Brothers/Big Sisters class.
I graduated from the University of Dayton and Bowing Green State University. Prior to coming to CJ, I worked as a counselor and social worker. I also was the Director of Religious Education for 4 years at my Marianist parish, Queen of Apostles Community. I have permanent certification from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to teach Religion, and I love to attend religious education and counselor/social worker seminars as often as possible.