Teacher - Performer - Speaker - Coach
I am a student of the human soul.
Exploring the world with my curiosity, passion for change, and love for humanity, has led me to become an award-winning teacher, performer, speaker and coach. I’ve spent over thirty years designing and facilitating educational experiences for children, teens and adults, motivated by my desire to uplift the world and my conviction that education is a potent way to do that.
Over these three decades, I've coached teachers, other coaches, as well as school, district and state leaders in leveraging their power to create positive change. I have also spent over forty years in the theater, mostly as a performer but also as a director and producer.
Through theater, I stretched my own edges as I explored the lives of others to bring them to the stage. I’ve learned the power of finding and telling personal stories and how this work can enrich all the other work we do. Exploring theater has deepened my empathy, my understanding of the human condition, and my reverence for it.
I stand for our capacity, and our birthright, to grow as people, contribute our gifts, connect with others, and create a beautiful, life-giving world. I hold the vision that all who teach honor it as a sacred act, bringing joy and growth to the student and teacher alike.
I hold the vision that art is embraced, honored, and well-resourced for its sacred role in human evolution. Every place I have given my time and attention, I've created a new program or way of work, something that did not exist before and I have empowered others to do the same.
I hold that people are whole, creative and built to thrive. I believe in humanity’s limitless potential. I believe in us.
I believe in humanity’s limitless potential.
Award-winning actor, director and educator with four decades of experience who deeply embraces and leverages theater as a vehicle for social change and personal transformation
Awards & Credentials
The Jane Langenbach Award, 2016, Florida Strategic Instruction ModelTM Network, recognizes highly significant contributions of professional developer in the implementation of the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM)TM
The SIM Leadership Award, 2017, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning, International Strategic Instruction ModelTM Professional Development Network, recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and excellent service to the Strategic Instruction Model by helping educators become strategic teachers, https://sim.ku.edu/sim-leadership-award
The Dr. Don Deshler “Making a Difference” Legacy Award, 2019, Florida Strategic Instruction ModelTM Network Network, recognizes educators who embody the characteristics of an Outstanding Leader, Honorable Humanitarian, and Dedicated Educator
Certified Seek and Speak Your Story Workshop Facilitator
Florida Department of Education Professional Educator Certificate
Education & Training
Solo Theater - Jessica Lynn Johnson, Los Angeles, CA
Voice - Susan Stearns, McLean VA; Ginny Kopf, Orlando, FL
Acting - Jim Spruill, Boston University Boston, MA
Dance - Helen Wexler, Bethesda, MD; Bonnie Gray, St. Petersburg, FL
B.S. Secondary Science Education, Boston University
Coaching - Newfield Network, Positive Intelligence, Instructional Coaching Group
Storytelling - Powerstories Theatre, Tampa, FL
Education, Grant writing and management, Producing, Animal Handling, Dialects, Guitar, SCUBA diving
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