I was raised in Harlem, New York City and graduated 8th Grade from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, a parochial school taught by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament whose primary ministry was to African Americans and Native Americans throughout the U.S. Their founder, Saint Katherine Drexel, was canonized in 2000.

From there I attended Fordham Preparatory School and then on to Fordham University where I graduated with a Business Degree in Accounting.

I have an extensive corporate background in accounting/accounting systems, finance, financial analyis and internal controls having spent over 40 years working in several Fortune 500 companies.

After I retired from the business world in 2007, I was able to take advantage of one of my hidden avocations .... teaching. I worked in the Vista Unified School District as a substitute teacher and then I became employed at St. Mary's Star of the Sea School in Oceanside teaching math to the Middle School 6th, 7th and 8th Grade students since the 2014-2015 school year.

In 2021, St. Mary's was in need of a person with accounting and business skills who could manage the accounting and Human Resources functions for the school and preschool. This responsibility includes preparing all the budgets and financial reporting and processing the biweekly payroll for all teachers and staff as well as the coordination of all employee benefit programs. In addition, I currently teach an advanced Mathematica/Algebra class to selected 7th Grade students.

I have found my experience here at St. Mary's to be tremendously fulfilling and rewarding and aspire to continue to represent our Catholic faith and values to all students.