has had a long and varied career as an educator. She was employed
as a corrective reading teacher for elementary school children
for four years, and spent another four years teaching adults
preparing for their GEDs.
She then became curator of education at the Utica Zoo. During
her 14 years in that position, Barb brought education programs
and zoo animals into classrooms.In addition to writing and editing
the Zoos newsletter and souvenir guide books, she also
produced a signage system for exhibits.
After retiring from the Utica Zoo, she was a substitute teacher
in the public schools and later became a citizenship instructor
and English language teacher for adult immigrants. Currently,
she is a volunteer proofreader for the Utica College alumni magazine
and other UC publications.
Barb has taken several of Marges furniture refinishing
courses and encouraged her to write this book.