Education: 1990-1994 Doctoral program in literature. University of Houston. 1984 Master of Education. University of Houston. Major: curriculum and instruction. 1981 Bachelor of Arts. University of Michigan. Major: English. Honors English program.

Employment: 2005-present. Dressage trainer. Table Mountain Ranch, Golden, Colorado. 1998-2004. Independent dressage, hunter/jumper, and 3-Day eventing trainer for numerous clients in the Boulder and Longmont areas. United States Equestrian Federation horse show manager. Clinician and clinic organizer. Taught “The Art of Horsemanship” at Naropa University. 1994-1997. Briarwood School, Houston, Texas. Title: Eleventh and twelfth grade Language Arts teacher. Eleventh grade team leader, discipline committee member, and experiential learning team. Published school wide literary arts magazine, web pages, grants and articles. 1993 (fall) University of Houston. Title: teaching assistant in English. Taught Western World Literature in an experiential, multi-media classroom. Large lectures conducted on video and papers written and graded on computer. 1993 (spring and summer) University of Houston. Title: Assistant to coordinator of lower division studies. Office duties: handling complaints, researching grade queries, using Excel spreadsheet for semester schedules, using Vax line for registration, filing grades, providing customer service. 1992 University of Houston. Title: Resource person for rhetorical analysis. Assisted new teaching assistants in planning, instruction and grading. Prepared course guidelines. Observed and guided new teachers. Taught one section of rhetorical analysis. 1990-1992. University of Houston. Title: teaching assistant in English for composition and rhetorical analysis.

Publications and Awards: 2000 United States Dressage Federation “Connections” magazine. 1996 “The English Journal” national magazine for English teachers. 1995 “The Village News” 1988 “The Equestrian Journal” 1984-1985 Notable Women of Texas award 1982 Hopwood Award for writing, University of Michigan.

Public Service: 2006 Foothills Dressage Society, President 2004 Hoofers Drill Riding Team leader at Holistic Horse Fair for Colorado Horse Rescue 2003 Presenter at Holistic Horse Fair for Colorado Horse Rescue 1996-1997 Houston Dressage Society, Board of Directors 1994 Spina Bifida Charity Horse Show, Public Relations Director 1993 Graduate English Society, Public Relations Director 1977-1982 4-H Horse and Pony Club leader

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