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Hello! Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, I attended Pace University, where I took 18 math classes. The summer I graduated, Pace University hired me part-time to teach Statistics classes, and later Finite Math. At first, teaching those math classes was a bit strange, because many of the students were older than I was! More interested in people problems than numerical problems, I took a small detour and went to Pace Law School, where I was the Managing Editor of the Pace Law Review. (A Casenote of mine was published by that Law Review dealing with – dare I say it – The Oakland Raiders!) Practicing law in New York City for several years, I had the opportunity to visit Denver a few times on behalf of my car-company client, Mitsubishi, because some unfortunate souls had rolled over their Montero’s in the mountains. (High centers of gravity and speed are a bad combination!) I think I was interested in law, because like so many professions, it is like math – problem solving based on applying rules to facts, except that people values are involved instead of numerical values. But because teaching is a lot more rewarding and fun, I continued to teach college-level math part-time. I always knew that I wanted to be a full-time math teacher when I grew up. In 2002, my sisters and I moved our parents to Florida for the warmer climate. Having decided to retire from law (which my blood pressure greatly appreciated), for the four years we were in Fort Myers, I worked full-time at Edison College (which is now Florida SouthWestern State College), where I taught students entry level high school and college math classes. In 2006, while searching for a proper care situation for our parents, my sisters and I were blessed to find Little Sisters of the Poor (The “Mullen Home”) on the west side of Denver. I then was the middle school math teacher at Most Precious Blood Catholic School from the 2006-2007 school year, until this school year. I found that teaching all levels of middle-school math, and otherwise helping out in the community, however I can, was more satisfying and interesting, and a lot healthier for me, than practicing law! I feel fortunate to be joining St. Louis Catholic School’s staff. To paraphrase Mrs. Byrnes, it sure is ‘A little school with a big heart!’ Here’s hoping to see you soon! Until then, Ciao!