Education and Trainings
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• University of Naples Federico II, Major in English Language and Literature, 1990
• Bachelor and Master of Arts in Modern Foreign Language and Literature with emphasis in English Language offered by a regionally accredited university in the U.S.
• Scholarship for a Course in English Proficiency, London, 1989
• Scholarship for a Course in English as a FL, University Tutorial College, UK, 1987
• 6 Year-Course at the British School, Naples, 1980-1986
• Cambridge First Certificate, 1982

Certificates & Workshops
• Implementing 20-60-20 in the WL classroom, University of San Diego, Sept 2018
• Cambridge TKT CLIL (Teaching Knowledge Test: Content and Language Integrated Learning), Dec 2013
• DITALS 1 (Didattica dell’italiano come lingua straniera- Teaching of Italian as a Foreign Language) Certificate, University of Siena, Oct 2013
• Advanced Placement Summer Institute in AP Italian, College Board, John Cabot University, Rome, Jul 2013
• Interpersonal Communication in Pre-AP World Languages and Cultures, San Francisco, Jul 2011
• Advanced Placement Italian Certification, College Board, San Francisco, Jul 2011
• AP Foreign Language Job Alike Workshop, Wiesbaden, Germany, May 2011
• Foreign Language Pre-Implementation Workshop, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, 2002
• ACTFL Performance Guidelines Workshop, Vicenza, Feb 2000
• Partial Immersion, Host Nation & Second Language, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, 1999
• Partial Immersion Workshop, Vicenza, 1999
• Oral Proficiency Techniques and Strategies in Second Language Instruction, University of San Diego, 1995
• Language Implementation Training, Vicenza, Dec 1995
• Effective Foreign Language Instruction, Vicenza, Aug 1995
• Foreign Language Conference, Raunheim, Germany, Feb 1995
• TST (The Study of Teaching) workshop, Tirrenia, 1994;
• Research for Better Teaching, Department of Defense Dependents School, 1993

professional background


The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a civilian agency of the United States Department of Defense that manages all schools for military children and teenagers in the United States and also overseas at American military bases worldwide. DoDEA also provides support to more than one million military-connected students who attend public schools throughout the United States. It is headed by a director who oversees all agency functions from the Mark Center in Alexandria Virginia. DoDEA's schools are divided into three areas, each of which is managed by an area director. Within each of these three areas, schools are organized into districts headed by superintendents.
>> visit DoDEA website

College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.  Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.
Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.
>> visit the College Board website


The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators, students, and administrators.   ACTFL holds an annual Convention and World Languages Expo that provides participating teachers with an amazing educational journey with the option to choose from more than 700 educational sessions in a variety of formats covering a wide spectrum of the language profession. The ACTFL Convention is an international event bringing together more than 6,000 language educators from all languages, levels and assignments.
>> visit the ACTFL website


The American Association of Teachers of Italian is a professional organization of scholars worldwide who contribute to the multi-disciplinary field of Italian Studies through teaching, research, and service. Our mission is to promote, advance, and preserve the study of Italian language, literature, and culture in its multiple historical and contemporary manifestations. The AATI achieves these goals by sponsoring meetings, seminars, conferences, competitions, workshops, national examinations, the National Italian Honor Society, and by publishing the quarterly journal Italica, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research in all areas of Italian studies. The AATI also collaborates with other professional organizations to accomplish its objectives.
>> visit the AATI website

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