I am the Associate Superintendent, Director of Academic Excellence, for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.  Prior to this position, I have over twenty years of experience teaching in public and Catholic schools, as well as serving as a vice-principal and principal.  Areas of teaching specialization include mathematics and English for speakers of other languages.  For the Department of Catholic Schools, I manage professional develop, teacher growth, standardized testing, federal funding, and lead the Curriculum Committee.  I hold Oregon state administrative credentials and am currently working on my Doctor of Education degree through Creighton University.