I graduated from Molloy College in 1971 with a BA in Elementary Education and a minor in History. In September of 1971 I began teaching third grade at St .Patrick, with Provisional NYS Certification in Nursery through sixth grade. After one year I began work on an MS in Elementary Education at Queens College. I graduated in 1974 and now I had NYS Permanent Certification. I continued teaching third grade at St .Patrick for the next 32 years. I continued to update my personal professional development by taking in-service courses every year. I loved my job and went to work happy everyday. In 2003 I became the Assistant Principal and began attending school again. I graduated from Forham University in 2006 with an MS in Administration and Supervisionsion.