I began working as a social worker in Newark Public Schools in September, 2001. I worked in Alternative Education for 13 years prior to joining Bard High School Early College. I spent several years providing in home therapy services to children and their families through the New Jersey Behavioral Health system. Before coming to Newark, I worked with teenage mothers in Atlanta, Georgia, and also practiced social work in health settings while living in Georgia. Before becoming a social worker I was a musician, and still enjoy playing the guitar.