March 2008: Received child development site supervisor permit from state of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

July 2006-June 2007: Student in the Teacher Education Program at New College of California, San Francisco. Graduated June 2007 with GPA of 3.6. Received multiple subject teaching credential.

2002-2005: Took four courses (12 units) in Early Childhood Education at City College of San Francisco. Received an A in all courses:

CDEV 53: Child Growth and Development
CDEV 66: Early Childhood Curriculum
CDEV 67: Child, Family and Community
CDEV 96: Understanding Children with Difficult Behaviors

2003-2005: Passed California CBEST and CSET exams (to qualify as substitute teacher and credentialed teacher in California).

1970-72: Boston University, Boston, Mass. Received B.A. degree in history.

1968-70: University of Maine, Portland, Me. Majored in biology.

1967-68: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Premed student.

1965-67: Mount Hermon School, Mt. Hermon, Mass. Received high school diploma.

1963-65: North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth, Me.

1958-63: Public schools in Windham, Me.

1954-58: Public schools in Durham, New Hampshire.


Boy Scouts of America: Troop Committee Member, San Francisco Pack 3 (Chinatown branch) of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, 2003 to present. Attends three to four events per month with son.

Music: Plays mandolin, guitar, harmonica. From 2003 to present has made more than 100 visits as a volunteer musical performer for special ed and kindergarten classes.

Publishing: Has designed and self-published two short books and two after-school yearbooks.

Photography: Has taken hundreds of photos for newspapers and magazines.

Shorthand: Writes Pitman's shorthand at 100 words per minute and keyboard shorthand at 80 words per minute.

Cooking: Has taught more than 100 cooking classes to children from toddlers to 5th graders. Previously spent six years as a restaurant reviewer for newspapers in New York and San Francisco.

Foreign languages: Speaks Spanish, Italian, some Cantonese, a little Vietnamese.

Public speaking: From 1985-90 was a member of Asian Express, the Chinatown branch of Toastmasters International, a public speaking organization. Won award as the club's best speaker of the year.