Recognition and Curriculum Vitae

Awards/Honors while teaching:

  • Sectional and Regional Coaching Championships
  • Honorary Field Hockey Award from Section II
  • NYSPHSAA Award for Coaching
  • NFHCA Award for Coaching
  • 1996 Olympics- Volunteer in charge of the Message Board for Field Hockey
  • Empire State Games Head Field Hockey Coach, multiple years
  • Futures Field Hockey Coach, multiple years
  • Head Coach for Field Hockey teams competing in Europe, South America and Australia, multiple years

Post Retirement:

  • Earthwatch Volunteer in the US, Central and South America, Africa, and Asia

Humanitarian Work:

2005- present

Traveled to 16 countries on 24 separate trips to Central and South America, Africa and Asia

  • Funded 58 water wells, 2 spring-fed water systems, 10 cisterns, and 34 water filters
  • Donated goats, pigs and chickens
  • Funded fish ponds, fish, and food for the fish
  • Donated school supplies
  • Donated for 60 Fistula operations
  • Sponsored children for education
  • Donated soccer balls and uniforms, jump ropes
  • Donated food for villages/the elderly/the very young
  • Donated medicine for the sick
  • Donated spades for the villagers
  • Examined/donated eye glasses with a former student, Anshu Chandra, who is now an optometrist

Awards/Grants Post Teaching:

  • Awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club, 2016
  • Honorary Degree of Humane Letters, SUC Cortland, Commencement Speaker, 2016
  • Woman of Distinction, Excellence in Humanitarian Work, given by The Assembly, State of New York, 2016
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, SUNY at Cortland 2014
  • Saratoga Today: Woman of Influence Award 2014
  • Rotary International of Saratoga Springs- numerous stipends
  • Principessa Elena of Saratoga Springs-numerous stipends
  • Lutheran Crusader Grants

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County:

  • Global Initiative Grant 2016
  • Global Initiative Grant 2015
  • Global Initiative Grant 2014
  •  Global Initiative Grant 2013
  • North Atlantic Region Award 2012
  • Grant 2012
  • Ruby Award 2011

Published:

DRILLING FOR HOPE, One Woman’s Work to Provide Clean Water- October 2013

Speaking/Reading:

  • Rotary International of Saratoga Springs
  • Fair Trade Market Expo, 2014, 2015
  • NYS Retired Teachers' Association Convention
  • Zonta Club of Schenectady
  • The Capital Region Institute for Human Rights, 2015 Teen Summer Symposium
  • Saratoga Ladies Golf League
  • Methodist Church Women’s group
  • One Woman, One World Event – Gideon Putnum, Saratoga Springs
  • Women’s Retreat- Spiritual Life Center, Greenwich
  • NYSTRA- Saratoga
  • NYSTRA- Eastern Zone
  • NYSTRA- State Convention
  • Churches- Various Denominations

Community and School involvement:

  • The Waldorf School, Saratoga Springs
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico- The American School
  • Ballston Spa Middle School
  • Greenwich High School
  • Greenville High School
  • Campo Verde School, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Paris, France- International School of Paris
  • Florence, Italy- The American School
  • Saratoga Fair Trade Expo
  • Skidmore College
  • Academy for Lifetime Learning-Saratoga Springs
  • Northshire Book Store
  • Barnes and Noble, Colonie Center
  • The Book Shop, Stuyvesant Plaza
  • Saratoga Springs Public Library
  • Saratoga Springs Rotary International
  • Glens Falls Rotary International
  • Beverwyck Retirement Community
  • Village Booksmith, Hudson Falls
  • Local Teachers’ Organizations- numerous
  • Florence, Italy- General Electric Community
  • Future Humanitarian Trips
  • Ethiopia and Tanzania 2016

Education:

State University of NY at Cortland-B.S 1964

Russell Sage College-M.S. 1976

Employment:

  • North Colonie Central Schools, Shaker High School- Retired Physical Education Teacher, FAM in charge of Girls’ Sports, Coach
  • Field Hockey Coach (active)