CV / Résumé


Rotherham Grammar School, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, graduated 1966
General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (English, French, German)

Bradford Technical College, Bradford, England, 1966-1968
BA; Institute of Linguists Associate Level German (with Distinction);
London Chamber of Commerce Advanced Level French + German
London Chamber of Commerce Intermediate Level Spanish

Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds, England, July 1971-1975
BA in Modern Language Studies (German, Spanish, + Economics)

University of Rouen, Mont-St.-Aignan, France, 1975-1976
Auditeur libre

University of Northern Iowa, Klagenfurt, Austria 1986-88
MA in German


Pickering Translations, Turrialba, Costa Rica, 2008-Present
Free-lance translator from German, Spanish and French

The Harker School, San Jose, CA, August 2002-January 2008
Teacher: Spanish
Upper School Spanish teacher, levels I-IV and AP Literature
Sponsor to school radio station Pulse Radio
Advisor to freshmen-seniors

Webb Schools of California, Claremont, CA, July 1998 – June 2002
Teacher: French / Spanish
Upper School French teacher, level I
Upper School Spanish teacher, levels I-IV + AP Language
JV Soccer coach + JV assistant coach Track + Field
Advisor to freshman-senior girls
Resident faculty member assisting in dorms
Supervise weekend activities
Class Sponsor for KWEB radio station
Summer School Program teaching German and Spanish

St. Marks School of Texas, Dallas, TX, August 1983 – June 1998
Teacher: French / Spanish/German
Upper School French, Spanish, & German Levels
Director of Summer Abroad program for students learning French, German and Spanish
JV Assistant Soccer coach
Advisor to 11th and 12th grade boys

Brookhaven Community College, Dallas, TX, August 1995 – December 1995
Teacher: Spanish (part-time)
Adult students (Fall semester)

Greenhill School, Dallas, TX, September 1978 – June 1983
Teacher: French + Spanish
Upper School French + Spanish
Soccer Coach and Cross Country Coach

University of Dallas, Collegi Sant Ignasi, Barcelona, Spain, Summer 1983
Teacher: English
Work-study program teaching English to native Spanish speakers.
Youth Service, Rotherham, England, Summer 1977
Volunteer social worker for schoolchildren and senior citizens.

The Inlingua Schools of Language, Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 1976 – June 1977
Teacher: English
English to native speakers of Spanish (adults and children).

Ecole Supêrieure, Rouen, France, 1975 – 1976
Teacher: English
English to native-speakers of French (mostly young adults).

Hepworth + Grandage Ltd., Bradford, England, March 1968 – October 1971
Interpreter/Translator of French, Spanish, & German
Responsible for foreign language translations for print
Interpreter for foreign business negotiations
Translation of technical reports, specifications, drawings, and commercial papers in the field of automobile engineering


Attendance at numerous professional seminars for foreign-language teachers, such as:

Goethe-Institut. Wismar, East Germany, Summer 1997
4-week study program: German language, culture, and art

University of North Texas, Denton, May 1995
Langenscheidt Award for German Literature

University of Dallas,Foreign Language Dept., Barcelona, Spain, July 31, 1983
4-week Advance study program of the Spanish language and culture

French Immersion Program,  Rennes, France, 1980
Three week homestay, tour of Brittany, French language immersion, culture, and art


Travel: Europe, North America, Central America, Turkey, and Bolivia
Activities: Playing soccer, bird watching, reading, collecting music, camping and hiking