I have now been given the wonderful opportunity to lead a great team of people that make up the staff of Rochester Region GSC-- a great place for Adult and Continuing Education to earn yourself an affordable, quality Bachelors Degree.
I pursued my college and graduate schooling in the field of education and it has always been my professional dream to be doing what I am now-- helping the hard-working people of NH (and beyond) reach their academic goals and become college educated. The more citizens of this great state that can become good critical thinkers and have the opportunity to become educated, the better place this state will be for my children as they grow.
I came to GSC (formerly the College for Lifelong Learning) on a part-time basis primarily because it was a night college and my priorities are my young sons Griffin and Graeme, who were babies when I started at the college. Working at a night college allowed me the opportunity to spend valuable time with them at a key stage in their own development-- and enjoy them! I still work some evenings (when working professionals often make time for school!) , so I can spend some time with my boys throughout my week. I understand the challenges that parents and often mothers face; trying to get an education, work and be a good parent and I bring that to my work with students everyday.
I grew up on the seacoast and live in Barrington now. It makes me feel great to speak to friends in my town who send their children to daycare or preschool programs where I know our current students are working. I know they are learning a lot in their Early Childhood classes and providing top notch care to the kids in our community. It never ceases to amaze me how interconnected we all are in this small state.
I truly believe in the mission of GSC-- it is a unique, learning community that will give you a very high-touch, small class size experience. If you ever see me at GSC, pull me aside and strike up a conversation-- I'd be more than happy to tell you more!