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Expertise Description

I have worked for more than 20 years in the education field, first as a middle and high school mathematics teacher followed by being a parent coach. I have addressed workplace bullying, school safety, campus safety, dating violence, and the threat of violence with teachers and parents. With students, I address verbal abuse, physical abuse, and cyberbullying, and specialize in empowering each of them with solutions. I have also provided consultations for parents.

Areas of Expertise


Consulting Experience

I have consulted with numerous parents and students on their issues with bullying. I have taught how to handle the physical, mental, and cyberbullying that one goes through. My talks have covered the topics of How to Remove the Yelling from Your Home, Stop Bullying to Cyberbullying and Sexting.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes over a decade working as a mathematics instructor in high school and middle schools.
I have spent over 10 years as a parent coach and am the co-owner of a consulting company. I have also authored six books, three on parenting, and three on bullying and school violence. I have been on over 250 radio interviews and have appeared on all the national television networks including the shows The O'Reilly Factor, Nancy Grace, and Fox and Friends.
I have been interviewed in numerous countries and have given workshops at many conferences including: Annual Girl Bullying and Relational Aggression Conference, Glenview School district, Illinois Student Safety & Security Conference, National Empowering Women in Law Enforcement, Midwest School Social Work Conference, National Conference on Preventing Crime, National School Resource Officers Conference, International Foster Care Organization Biennial Conference, Illinois Center for Violence Prevention, and numerous others.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
M.A. Secondary Education Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti MI
B.A. Economics University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI
A.A. Business Administration Oakland Community College Farmington Hills MI

Licenses Certifications

Certified Mathematics Instructor in Michigan and Illinois
Certified Alpha Krav Maga Instructor
Certified Step-Family Coach

Awards & Affiliation

Nominated for a Disney American Teacher Award


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