I graduated from Xavier University in 1968 and began a teaching career at St. Vincent Ferrer School in Kenwood. I taught at St. Vincent’s for 8 years and, during that time, completed my Masters in Education and certification as a Reading Specialist. Responding to the financial strains of a growing family, I left the world of education in 1976 and transitioned to a new career in business. In the 25 years that followed, I worked in sales and ultimately as a self-employed writer and producer of sales and marketing materials for several pharmaceutical clients. When my children were well on their way toward independence, and the opportunity presented itself to return to the field of education, I returned to Xavier to obtain a second Masters in Education, this time in administration. I began my second career in education in 2000 at St. Aloysius on the Ohio in Sayler Park, where I accepted my first position as principal. I spent four excellent years at St. Aloysius and came to appreciate all over again the tremendous value of our Catholic schools. In 2004, I was drawn to an opening for a principal here at St. Joseph by my personal experience with this incredible community as a parent of three children who attended here. I have been privileged to serve as principal here for the past 11 years.