As trustee of the Port Jefferson Library from 1994 to 1999, and again in 2016-2021, (currently serving as Secretary). I was involved in multiple projects and initiatives including the creation of the Children’s Library and the Adult Reading Room respectively. This experience gave me a strong understanding of the building development, its fiscal requirements and challenges, and in the process helped me gain a solid understanding of the village population’s need and priorities. I’m confident my past experience would be aptly applied in the current trustee position.
Professionally, I was an English teacher at Port Jefferson High School for 23 years, and retired in 1992. Before then, I was an English teacher in the New York City school system for seven years. Since retirement, I have played an active role in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (formerly the Round Table) at Stony Brook University, teaching dozens of literature courses over the past several years, & serving as its President in 1997.
I would welcome the opportunity to continue to support the Port Jefferson Library’s current goals and initiatives, and more specifically help meet the challenges of incoming proposals. Once again, it would be an honor to work with the library’s administration and its outstanding staff.