I am a veteran educator with thirty-eight years of classroom experience. My passion for the art of teaching, my commitment to children and my creative endeavors as an actor and writer inspired me to develop Annie Speaks as a performance event and an innovative training for educators.


  • Article published in GEEZ online journal on disability
  • Press and Guide Entertainment award (Dearborn, MI 2014), Directing
  • Press and Guide Entertainment award (Dearborn, MI 1996), Best Actor
  • Various other publications including New York Times (2010)
  • Published Jenny's Story (1988) Education of the Visually Handicapped


  • Oakland University School of Education Field Mentor TFA (2013-current)
  • Wayne State Supervisor student teachers (2010-current)
  • MA Educational Administration (1978) U of M
  • BA Education Wayne State University (1975)