The 70 years of my life have centered around New York City save for a few in college in DC and years of training for the De La Salle Christian Brothers in Barrytown NY. I grew up in Brooklyn NY near my beloved Ebbets Field home of the famous Brooklyn Dodgers. After college and training I was sent to teach junior high school science in the Morrisania section of the South Bronx and have worked with families of that challenged community for the past 40 years. Most of that time were in positions of leadership in Junior High School, a college for adults returning to school and a community agency committed to breaking the cycle of poverty for residents of Highbridge.
For me, leadership is a process whereby collaborators influence each other to bring about significant change in society or an organization. For De La Salle Christian communities this influence relationship grows among the Volunteer and Brother members causing the group to be very influential in any school or agency.
For many years I have observed in communities and neighborhoods of the Bronx what Margaret Meade meant by: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Catholic University of America, BA American History
New York University, MA Social Studies Education
Fordham University, PhD School Administration and Urban Education
Areas of Responsibility
Assist Shared Lasallian Communities to be high performing models of the Lasallian Mission
Plan and implement special LV events such as LVs Ride
Facilitate the establishment of new communities in urban cities of America
Member of the Lasallian Volunteers Advisory Board
Elementary school teacher and principal – St. Augustine School, NYC
College administrator – College of New Rochelle, NYC
Executive Director of an urban community based organization – Highbridge Community Life Center NYC
Auxiliary Visitor – District of Eastern North America