Education Leadership

Leadership roles in education
Above and beyond the classroom

Space Shuttle Commander

  • 6th Grade Science Teacher at Kildeer School District #96.
  • Adjunct Professor at National Louis University in their Masters Degree Program.
  • Team Leader for 14 years.
  • Leader of workshops which I presented on a national, state, regional and local level.
  • Wrote articles for national and state journals:
  • Science and Children, The Science Teacher, SPECTRUM.


  • Developed Activity Cards for NASA which were distributed to teachers.
  • Commander of the Space Shuttle Club from 1991-2004.
  • Set up and ran volunteer group meetings.
  • Worked directly with NASA for Space Shuttle Club Liftoffs
  • Displayed our Habitat and Mission Control at the Museum Of Science and Industry.
  • Planned the first school sleepover ever held at the Field Museum.
  • Planned the first educational field trip to a shopping center with 125 students.