After 27 years as a director of microbiology at PRMC (now TidalHealth), I decided to change careers and return to college. After earning a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), I accepted a temporary position as a middle school ESL teacher in Sussex County, DE. I subsequently taught ESL to middle school and elementary school students in Cecil and Wicomico Counties. As an ESL teacher I traveled from school to school, either pulling students from their classes or helping students within their regular classrooms. As a result of these experiences, I gained a deeper understanding of the importance of our public schools and appreciation for the people who work in them. Since retiring from full-time teaching, I have been working part-time as an ESL teacher at Wor-Wic Community College.
My Community Activities
I have been a member of St. Albans Episcopal Church for about 40 years. During that time, I have served in various leadership roles including three terms on the vestry and three terms as Senior Warden. I have been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wicomico Public Library for the past 11 years, serving one term as President. I currently volunteer at HOPE (Help and Outreach Point of Entry). After retiring from full-time teaching, I volunteered in the public schools for a few years. While my two adult sons were attending Wicomico County Public Schools, both graduates of James M. Bennett High School, I served as a PTA President.
George working with St. Albans Episcopal Church to help build an accessibility ramp for Chesapeake Housing Mission.