About Me

Head_shot_school_bus_small.jpg I am currently serving my 2nd term on the Cambridge School Committee. Originally from  outside Washington, D.C., I have lived in Cambridge with my spouse since 1990, and in Boston  before  that. We have two daughters who attended the Cambridge Public Schools K-12,  graduating from  CRLS in 2010 and 2014.

  •  I have a doctorate in child and adolescent development from the Harvard Graduate School of  Education.

  •  I worked for five years as a language specialist at a school for Deaf students in Framingham,  and  for fifteen years as a literacy researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Lesley  University.

  •  I’ve had advanced training in statistics and qualitative research, and understand data and how to ask good questions.

  •  I was an activist CPS parent who served on several parent committees, and know that schools can only thrive if parents    are active and involved.

  •  I served on the city's STEAM working group (STEM + the Arts) in 2014-2015, and our work resulted in the hiring of a city  STEAM coordinator to create more out-of-school-time STEAM activities for Cambridge children and young people, and more  STEAM internships for Cambridge high school students.