Biographical information


Bel Air High School, Bel Air MD, 1962-66

Brandeis Univ., Waltham MA,  B.A. 1970

Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond VA  M.Ed., 1975

Additional coursework in educational administration, marine science, gifted education, and educational computing.

Professional Certification:

Virginia Postgraduate Professional Certificate with certification in grades 1-7, endorsements in gifted education, elementary supervisor and elementary principal.  

Work Experience:
Assistant to the Director, Richmond Peace Education Center

9/98-4/11  Instructor, University of Richmond Adult Continuing Studies, and other adult education programs

6/06-5/10, Adjunct faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University, Dept. of Education, TEDU517 Teaching Elementary School Science

12/78-6/05  Teacher, Programs for Gifted, Richmond Public Schools. Duties included instruction, curriculum development, testing and identification and training (retired 6/2005) 7/2000   Writer in Residence, Chautauqua Writer’s Center

9/89-6/90  Adjunct faculty, Johns Hopkins Univ., Center for Talented Youth

9/81-5/86  Instructor, “Writing the Magazine Article”, Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Div. of Continuing Studies

6/83-6/85  Computer Trainer, , Richmond Public Schools

8/76-6/78  Teacher, 6th grade, Williamsburg VA public schools

11/75-6-76  Teacher, 6th grade, Petersburg VA public schools

6/73-6/75    Teacher Corps Intern, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

8/70-6/72  Teacher and Coordinator, Providence Free School, Providence RI

Professional  and Civic Activities:

 Editor, REAlworld and Actionline, Richmond Education Assn. newsletters,1980-85;  Virginia Educators for Peace newsletter  1982-86; NEA Peace Caucus News, 1987-88;  Faculty representative and Board Member, Richmond Education Assn.   Delegate to Virginia Education Assn. and National  Education Assn. conventions.

Workshop leader: Computer Literacy;  Games That Make StudentsThink; Cooperative Learning Activities; Writing and Publishing Children’s Books;  Changing Our World: Helping Students Organize for Social Change; Teaching Inductive and Deductive Reasoning; Creating Simple Web Pages
Faculty Advisor, Student/Teacher Organization to Prevent Nuclear War, 1982-86

Chairman, Richmond Nuclear Freeze Campaign 1985-88

Participant, Youth Developers’ Institute (International training program), 1992-94

Member, Editorial Board, Virginia Forum, 1990-2006; Vice-Chairman, 1993-1995; Chairman, 1995-1998, 2004-2006;  American Forum Board of Directors 1993-95

Member, Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, 2002-2008

Member, Board of Directors, Richmond Peace Education Center, 1992-1997, 2002-2004; Treasurer 1994-95; vice-chair 1996, 2002; chair 1997

Member, Central Virginia Freenet Advisory Committee, 1994-95

Member, Chesapeake Bay Foundation CLEAN (Children Linking with the Environment Across the Nation) Advisory Board 1996-97

Member, Richmond Community High School Advisory Board, 1998-2004

Member, Teacher Incentive Grant Committee, Richmond Public Schools, 1996-97

Member, Teacher of the Year Selection Committee, Richmond Public Schools, 1997, 1998

Curator:  Binford Middle School Web Pages 1996-2005; Richmond Peace Education Center Web Pages  1996-99, 2005-present

Member, Community Gamelan Raga Kusuma, 2007-present

Honors and Awards:

 Eagle Scout, 1963

Finalist, International Science Fair, 1966

Listed in Something About the Author  v.81; Contemporary Authors, v. 131; and Who’s Who in American Science

Virginia Education Association Award for Peace and International Relations, 1988

Finalist:  1995 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence

Finalist:  1997 Richmond Public Schools Teacher of the Year

Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science  Education, Virginia Museum of Natural History, 1999

Finalist:  Albert Einstein Fellowship program, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2001, 2003


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