I have been a special education teacher in the NYC DOE since 1997.  Prior to this, I taught five years in San Diego, California.  I was born in Manhattan and have lived in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Arizona and California.  I have traveled the world including many countries in Europe, Asia, Central and South America. I have many hobbies including surfing, gardening, biking and basketball (I was proudly the 2020 girls basketball coach). When not doing any of the previously mentioned activities, I am most likely listening to one of my 3000+ vinyl records on a vintage 1970s sound system!