Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service
Georgetown University, Washington DC
Major: International Relations, Law, and Organization

Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy Education
Trinity Washington University (Formerly Trinity College), Washington DC

Continuing Education

  • Darkness Into Light 2015
  • Bridges Out of Poverty 2016 and 2017
  • Learning and the Brain conference:
    • Positive Minds: The Science of Promoting Positive Emotions, Empathy, Grit & Gratitude, April 7-9, 2017, Arlington VA
    • Reading and The Brain, November 17, 2014, College Park MD

Additional continuing education on evaluation, dashboards, homelessness, psychological first aid, and adolescent education.



Audiobooks and English Learners

with Dr. Beth Kara Dawkins
Tales2go, March 21, 2018

Advantages of Audiobooks in Urban Neighborhoods
with Dr. Beth Kara Dawkins
Tales2go, November 14, 2017

What We’ve Learned: The Reading Connection Book Club After Two Years
Journal of Children and Poverty, Volume 4, Number 1, Winter/Spring 1998

Homeless Children and the Literacy Connection
Reading In Virginia, Volume XXII, 1997-1998

The Reading Connection: Literacy Development and Homeless Children
Journal of Children and Poverty, Volume 2, Number 2, Summer 1996


  • International Literacy Association
  • ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)