"Teaching is not something that can be developed over night. It is an art that must be mastered through time, diligence, and patience. I became a teacher because of all of my female professors who inspired me to be where I am today. Every moment, every day, and every year I teach I learn something new, something greater.
As Aristotle said, "Teaching is the highest form of understanding" and I truly believe this."
“Teaching students is pure joy to me. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, "Intelligence plus character–that is the true goal of education." I believe providing our students with education and the ability to think critically and speak persuasively gives them the tools to make an impact. I love watching students learn, grow, and begin to change the world for the better.”
"I love teaching at CW because every day I make my classroom interesting and fun by challenging students with new and exciting information."
"Technology impacts every area of our lives. Understanding the uses of technology and becoming an expert in the field of Information Technology (IT) provides an individual with a cutting edge career opportunity. It's my goal to share with my students the knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT expert. It's my desire that through interactive class sessions, hands-on and virtual labs, and individual and team-based assignments students will take hold of my respect and love for technology, apply their knowledge and skills, and succeed with a career in Information Technology."
"I love what I do. I walk into class looking to challenge my students and have them challenge me. Most days, we are both successful - and that's a great thing."
“As a lifelong learner with deep interest in leadership and coaching, I see my classroom as a forum where we can all learn from each other, so I am always eager to hear from the students as they share their experiences. Everyone is unique and each person has something special to bring to their own education, so I enter each session with only the highest expectations for each student. I pride myself on the connection and energy established between my students and me and see it as a powerful teaching technique that I utilize in creating an optimal learning experience.”
"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today".... Malcolm X
"Words - knowing them, understanding them, being able to put them together and be heard, understood and agreed with - are the ultimate power and the consummate tools of success. My job is to activate this power in my students so they can go forth and change the world for the better. I can think of no better job to have."
"Words have always been my passion, and success in today's workplace demands the best communication skills. That's why I am happy to teach writing and communication at The College of Westchester."
"I love working at The College of Westchester because my students success is my success. Helping students to obtain the skills necessary to compete in an ever growing competitive market is what CW is all about. I believe the price of success must be paid in advance, and paid in full, there are no discounts at the door of success."
“Vast inequities exist and ignoring systemic biases, whether at a micro or macro level, can prohibit success. Having a hand to be intentional with students at The College of Westchester as they build and/or repair the foundation for their future is important. I am appreciative of the opportunity to back the College's efforts and help foster students' foresight, curiosity, and knowledge to position them for withstanding achievement.”
“Teaching here at The College of Westchester is a great privilege, watching our student succeed is a great victory.”
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” ― Maya Angelou
My 20 years of teaching and facilitating have repeatedly demonstrated that higher education is an important journey of transformation and empowerment. Each class at CW becomes a community of learners who actively collaborate toward an achievement of knowledge, skills, and development. In the words of Oliver Wendell Holmes, "A mind stretched to a new idea never regains its original dimension."
"I believe that the teaching profession is a true calling. It requires patience, dedication, and the ability to assess and adjust one’s own practices. Teachers have the amazing ability to provide students with a framework of encouragement and guidance that will assist them in finding the passion to be lifelong learners. My mission as a teacher is to promote this passion for learning by igniting a spark in students to continue to develop their goals, skills, and talents."
“Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think” – Albert Einstein.
"Our classes are comprised of students with diverse work experiences. For those of them with "zero" IT knowledge and those of them who want to change career, our department will give them the hands-on experience that they need. Our small class size encourages team work and one-on-one interaction. Project development is an integral part of our program, and real life projects are used to stimulate and inspire our students."
"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand." - Chinese Proverb
“Teaching at The College of Westchester in the expanding field of Human Services is a great honor. Human Services is a part of all of our lives. As a teacher, I have an opportunity to share my knowledge and experience as a Human Services professional. Students bring relevant life experience to the classroom and combined with the new knowledge of this field they learn at CW, they will develop successful Human Services careers.”
"My value to the College and our students is to challenge them with new material, ideas and concepts and to ensure that I make this relevant to both their past experiences and future career goals. I also remain conscious of the fact that I work for them, that my success is measured by their growth, and that I accept a measure of responsibility if they don’t succeed."
"Teaching and working in the technology field for over twenty five years has been an evolving and interesting experience. Keeping on the forefront of new technology here at CW and sharing the changes within the IT industry with students has been rewarding. My students come into the classroom motivated to develop their skills and become the next tech inventor and succeed. I always stress that education is a key to opening doors to wonderful opportunities and CW is the way.”
"The College of Westchester Career Services staff carefully guides you through the entire process of planning and preparing you for your actual job search.
We offer private career counseling, assistance in resume writing, writing of introduction and follow up letters, researching companies, securing job interviews, conducting interviews, job interview follow-up.
Because of the focused courses and programs, a CW degree can give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace and provide you the skills and knowledge valued by employers in business, government and organizations."
"In reviewing my business career it became obvious to me that much of my success was due to the efforts of several outstanding instructors. In forecasting the balance of my time on this side of the earth, I decided to pay back to others the good that had been done to me. Teaching became my late- in-life ministry. The College of Westchester was the first school to let me bring my abilities to those whose careers might benefit as had my own. The College also introduced me to many like-minded individuals who were already engaged in full-time teaching."
"Each day, my students come into the classroom eager to learn which makes teaching at CW a real treat! Their desire to achieve their goals motivates them to succeed which is very inspirational for me as a business person. Being around this kind of enthusiasm motivates me to support them any way I can and I applaud them for working so diligently."
“My background in molecular biology, public health along with many years working in the pharmaceutical industry in medical affairs, developing research protocols for clinical investigation of drugs for FDA approval has given me a varied and interesting perspective to share with my students. Our classroom culture is collaborative, energetic and encouraging when I see their enthusiasm.”
"My purpose is not to create students in my own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. I encourage them to set their goals high enough to inspire them and low enough to encourage them. I chose to be a part of the Health Professions field because I enjoy sharing my knowledge and enlightening the way for others to become successful medical professionals."