I found the City of Poughkeepsie decades ago when I took my first job as an educator in the Hudson Valley. I have lived here ever since! I came to a career in education after I was in the Peace Corps where I learned that education was a human right that not all people enjoyed equally. As a teacher, middle/high school principal and as a college professor, I have worked to share the importance of education and the curiosity it brings with it to all I encounter. Today, I am involved in the arts and community development projects in the City of Poughkeepsie with Hudson River Housing’s Middle Main initiative. I enjoy everything outside- skiing, hiking, biking, running, as well as sitting by a fire with a good book inside.