Hi! It’s good to be back in the fold, although I never really left. Well, I suppose that’s not totally true as I did relocate from New Jersey to South Carolina a little over a year ago. I’ve always valued the Ethical Culture Society and its humanist viewpoint. I have also enjoyed serving as sound engineer and on the Festival Committee.
I grew up in River Edge with my parents and younger brother. I enjoy playing sports, love music, and value time spent with family and friends. My son is now 25 and graduated from George Washington University with a degree in physics.
I found my calling in education after a long and winding road through Seton Hall and Kutztown Universities. In 1988, I started my teaching career at Oradell Public School and proudly served that community for 31 years. I love the science and the art of teaching and created and coordinated many programs. I’m proud I stayed true to my core beliefs and remained enthusiastic about service while maintaining a solid work ethic and high creativity. I’m proud of the positive impact I had on the lives of my students and their families. As the Grateful Dead sang, “Inspiration, move me brightly!” And it did on a daily basis. I am grateful for my experience.
Although I “retired” on paper, it’s really just turning the page to new adventures. I was doing a bit of teaching down here and was also about to help some aspiring teachers at our local university, but Covid-19 had other ideas. Also on hold are my European travels, but I look to the future with optimistic eyes. Moving down here was a bit of culture shock at first, but being close to my parents and cousins has been very good for all of us. In fact, my parents just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary and are still going very strong. Plus, my golf game is improving!
Sending love and light to all.