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Earned and Honorary Degrees

MAT, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT
BS Cultural Anthropology, Bridgewater State College, MA
Public Translator, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina


I am a retired Spanish teacher. This winter term of 2018, I am teaching Michele Small's class while she is on sabbatical. I taught twenty-seven years at South Shore and Ashland High Schools. I am bilingual as a result of living, studying, working, and traveling in Latin America and Spain. I am interested in world cultures and my principal concerns are peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability. I have lived near Lake Superior for thirty years and look forward to spending more time in Uruguay.


I have co-presented several times at the Wisconsin Association For Language Teachers conference on music, poetry, film, and culture of Uruguay. I explored the dialogue between art and literature during a National Endowment for the Humanities workshop for teachers called Authors the in the Prado in Madrid, Spain. I achieved and renewed National Board Certification.

Why Northland?

I have appreciated Northland's contributions to learning and the surrounding communities since coming to the area, and took a couple of courses early on to fulfill certification requirements. Over the years I have attended fantastic cultural events and lectures, in addition to enjoying the swimming pool. I am honored and delighted to be part of the Northland community this academic year.


Although I started out as a teacher of English as a second language, I have primarily taught Spanish throughout my career as an educator. Perhaps the most salient feature of my teaching is a focus on relevant interaction to achieve communicative competence with rich cultural and linguistic experiences.

Student Involvement

I involve students by providing opportunities to use Spanish while exploring diverse cultural products, practices, and perspectives of its native speakers.

Personal Interests

My hobby is visiting and keeping in touch with friends. I enjoy films, plays, concerts, and presentations in our area. I watch the PBS NewsHour and listen to Public Radio. I like to swim and cross country ski. I ride bicycles for transportation around town, except when we have ice and snow, and go for long slow walks with a sweet old golden retriever named Baker.