I am a Faculty Supervisor for the College of Education and a Dissertation Chair and Committee member with SAS. My experience spans over 4 states as the CEO of Novello Enterprises, Inc, an educator, as Curriculum Chair for school districts, as a researcher, and as a Gifted Education Coordinator. I currently am on the Board and District 7 Director for the Florida Association of Science Teachers and serve the Editorial Boards for two International Organizations: Delta Kappa Gamma and the National Association for Gifted Students and am the Editor of the Florida Association of Science Teachers Journal. I have won two fellowships to study with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and am a US delegate for the United Nations endorsed World Space Week. I have earned a fellowship with The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and am a Climate Steward.
I recently received an invitation from the White House to represent the University of Phoenix as a Key Educator in a Climate Study Event, where I worked with the Administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy, Member of the National Wildlife Federation, the Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Staff of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
I am the appointed Chair of the Diocese of Venice School Board and the Florida Ecology Commission. My travel has led me to study culture, along with educational and economic developments in many places throughout the world. As CEO of Novello Enterprises, Inc., I have the opportunity to conduct workshops in Leadership development and implementation.
I recently won the Florida Science Educator of the Year Award and am involved in integrating the learning of STEM skills through student and professional organizations collaboration.
I have been nominated for the National Catholic Educational Association Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, which is presented "to exemplary individuals whose support and service impacts Catholic education and the well-being of our nation’s youth." My undergraduate degree college, Empire State College of the State University of New York, has bestowed upon me the inaugural Alumni Award for Community Impact.
I have recently joined the Board of Directors of Manatee County, Florida, and am working on an Education committee to disseminate data and generate/implement ideas for the Keep Manatee Beautiful program. I continue to explore new and dynamic ways to include diversity in STEM initiative covering seven counties in Florida.