I was born in Roslyn, Long Island, and moved to Brooklyn when I was four years old. I had extremely giving parents, who taught with words, but mostly by example. They were both terrific cooks and my mother was an excellent baker. They are no longer here and are missed every day. I have four brothers who are just about now starting to treat me like a princess!! Growing up with them was very interesting, from playing softball, football in the snow and roller skate hockey. We all have a great love for music.
I returned to get my degree after working in a bank for thirteen years. I followed that up with my Masters Degree at Brooklyn College while I was teaching. I have been teaching for 24 years.