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Publications and Curriculum Vitae

Books

  • Sense of Place (author), One Button Press/University of British Columbia, 2017

  • Ezekiel’s Wheel (author), Smithcraft Press, 2013

    Winner of the Paul B. Duquette Memorial Award for Short Science Fiction, “Ezekiel’s Wheel” is the startling narrative of one Malachi B. Levin and his attempt to recreate the famed chariot described the prophet Ezekiel, the vehicle whose rims “were full of eyes round about.”

    Steeped in kabbalah and the Jewish mystical tradition, this justly famous scifi short story evokes nearly as many different reactions as there are readers.

  • Yom Kippur as Manifest in an Approaching Dorsal Fin (author), Smithcraft Press, 2013

  • Songs from the Well: A Memoir of Love (author), Smithcraft Press, 2013

  • Bud the Spud (author), Axios Press, 2012.

    Visit BudTheSpudBook.com for more information about this groundbreaking “children’s book” about the misadventures of a boy who ate too much junk food and watched too much TV.

Short Stories, Essays, and Poetry

  • Connections (1998): “But the Sun of Man or Respite,” “Dance,” “Spring”

  • Yet Another Small Magazine (1999): “Recognizing Kali in a Young Girl”

  • Circle Magazine (2004): “Chant”

  • The Cover (2005): “Boone Tavern Hotel,” “Cleaning Up,” “Gabriel Erector,” “I Met Yoko Ono,” “Pits,” “Preparing a Meal,” “When Tibetan Monks Take It Easy”

  • Earth First! Journal (1988): “Come Dancing”

  • Touchstone 10 (8): “First Amendment Rights and Minority Religions: Sunday Afternoon at the Kosher Butcher”

  • Mighty Natural, vols. 5 and 6: “One Lost Child,” “Sara”

  • Literary Liftoff 3 (1): “The Play’s the Thing”

Plays

  • Scheherazade and the 1000 Arabian Nights (children’s). First produced June 2006, Henegar Theater, Melbourne, Florida (children’s)

Screenwriting and Acting

  • Linked (actor), 2006

  • Ill Service (actor, script doctor, creative consultant), 2007

  • Route 10 (screenplay), 2007

Awards

  • 1999 Book Club of South Florida Poetry Prize

  • 2006 EPPIE Award for Poetry in an Anthology

Professional Experience

  • 2014 to the present : English Instructor, Bayside High School, Palm Bay, Florida
    Teacher of Advanced Placement and Honors English in the Bayside Engineering and Technical Academy and the Fine and Technical Arts Academy, grades nine through eleven. 
  • 2008 to the present : Owner and Therapist, The Wellness Center, Palm Bay, FL
    Integrative wellness clinic specializing in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, massage therapy, hypnotherapy, scotopic sensitivity, and herbal and homeopathic therapies.
  • 2005-2008 : English Instructor, Brevard County Schools, Melbourne, FL
    Teacher of integrated School of Choice and Gifted and Talented English/Language Arts program in eighth-grade using a workshop / peer-support approach with added Gifted Seminar programs. Coordinator for Language Arts Competitions.
  • 2003-2005 : English Instructor, Broward Community College, Davie, FL
    Instructor of Associates degree- level English curriculum using a format involving literature, discussion, analysis and formal and informal essays and research documents in standard academic form.
  • 2002-2005 : English Instructor, Broward County School Board, Sunrise, FL
    Teacher of integrated ninth and eleventh-grade English curriculum using a Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test format. Coordinator for Language Arts Competitions.
  • 2002-2002 : English Instructor, Miami Dade County School System, Miami, FL
    Teacher of tenth and twelfth-grade English curriculum using a workshop/peer-support approach.
  • 2001-2002 : TESOL Instructor, Alamance Community College, Burlington, North Carolina
    Instructor in Adult Education. Devised primary and secondary instructional and evaluative materials.
  • 2000-2002 : Language Arts Instructor, Alamance Burlington School System, Graham, North Carolina
    Teacher of a unified eighth-grade Language Arts curriculum for both Gifted and Exceptional students using a workshop/peer-support approach. Assisted in development of, and served on, Student Emergency Assistance Team.
  • 1999-2000 : Instructor, City College, Gainesville, FL
    Instructor in Adult Education for Reading and English.Classes included multicultural instruction.
  • 1998-2000 : Owner and Literary Coordinator, Moon Goddess Bookstore, Gainesville, FL
    Developed literature workshops. Presented seminars focused on Myth, Folklore and Sacred Texts/commentaries as well as derived customs and practices. Created reading groups. Lead poetry presentations. Coordinated book signings, readings and workshops/lectures by visiting authors.
  • 1992-1998 : Case Manager Specialist, State of Florida, Department of HRS, Gainesville, FL
    Case management and eligibility determination for economic and medical services. Established community service links and client education in broad life-skills and household management.
  • 1990-1992 : Manager, Flower Power, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Manager of Floral Chain. Managed inventories, ordered flowers and other floral products. Supervised employees both for in-store and out-of-store operations.
  • 1985-1990 : Lecturer and Researcher, Museum of Science, Miami, FL
    Researched, wrote, produced and delivered lectures and demonstrations in the natural and hard sciences to public and academic groups. Coordinated presentation projects and educational programs and special events.
  • 1982-1986 : Paraprofessional Instructor, Miami Dade CC North, Miami, FL
    Instructor in ESL and Developmental English.
  • 1982-1986 : Instructor, English as a Second Language, Lexicon, Inc., Miami, FL
    Taught English to speakers of other languages, planned lessons and tests for groups and individuals.

Formal Education

  • 1998-2000 : Masters of Science in Education with specializations in English, Cross-cultural Communications, and TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages
    Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 1985-1988 : Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • 1982-1985 : Associate of Arts, with honors
    Miami–Dade Community College

Continuing Education

  • Decision Analysis, Brevard County Schools, Viera, FL
  • Spoken Word Poetry Workshop, Broward County Schools, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Shakespeare in Performance, Kennedy Center Faculty/Broward Arts Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Readers’ Theater, Kennedy Center Faculty/Broward Arts Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Holocaust Educators/Survivors Project, Broward County Schools/Posniac Jcc, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Teaching the Holocaust and Other Genocides through the Humanities, Art and Literature, Broward County Schools and the Broward County Jewish Federation, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • College Board Advanced Placement for English Language, Nova University, Ft, Lauderdale, FL
  • Criss Training, Miami-Dade County Schools, Miami, FL
  • General and Advanced Semantics, Ethical Hypnosis Consultation and Training Center, Hallandale, FL
  • How Not to Teach Poetry, with John Ciardi, Miami Dade Community College, Miami, FL
  • Suicide Intervention Training, Alamance Burlington School System, Burlington, North Carolina
  • Scotopic Sensitivity Certification Program, Irlen Institute, Atlanta, Georgia

Certifications

  • Teaching Certificate, Language Arts 6-12 with English as a Second Language Endorsement, Florida
  • Scotopic Sensitivity Screening and Evaluation
  • National Board Certification in Hypnotherapy

Volunteer Work

  • Founder, The Really, Really Free Market of Melbourne and Palm Bay Florida
 

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