SUNY College at Old Westbury
Psychology; because I wanted to figure out how to fix myself.
Tidewater Community College
General Studies; because ODU declined admission (after I retired from the Navy), and I was fighting my desire to give up.
Old Dominion University (ODU)
– Human Services Counseling (B.S.); because the Veterans Administration (V.A.) tested my strengths and abilities, and told me that I would make a great counselor.
– Secondary Education (M.S.); because there were no counseling jobs available after I finished my Bachelor’s degree, so the V.A. decided to pay for my Master’s degree in my second strongest strength: Teaching.
– Reading (M.S., and Reading Specialist Certification); Because I wanted to be more of an asset in my High School Reading Teacher’s job.
Curriculum and Instruction (Ed.D); because I wanted to help reshape the curriculum I had been using for my 9thand 10th grade students (who were having trouble using traditional reading comprehension strategies).