I have been an educator for the past 35 years. During my career I have taught in elementary and secondary school and have served as campus minister, guidance counselor, dean of students, principal and president in a number of high schools throughout the country. In July of 2005, I was appointed president of Clearwater Central Catholic High School . I have been at St. Petersburg College for six years and enjoy working with students and faculty. I have taught Applied Ethics, Old Testament, New Testament and World Religions.
The pursuit of knowledge and academic excellence have always been important to me. I hold the following degrees: Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University; Doctor of Ministry, The Graduate Theological Foundation; Master of Science in Religion & Religious Education, Fordham University; Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministries, Saint Thomas University; Bachelor of Arts in Spanish/Education, St. John’s University. I have also done additional studies at Teachers College, the University of Dayton, Fordham University and in Italy, France and Mexico.
My interests include walking at the beach, reading, rollerblading, the theatre, going to the gym, and traveling.
My favorite quote:
Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves...Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
-Rainer Maria Rilke
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm St. Petersburg / Gibbs, EI 118
Classes shown below are for the current term: Spring Term 2016 (0510)
PHI 1600 #0693 SP EI118 7:00 pm - 9:40 pm
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