Professor, Reading and Study Skills Department
Providing quality instruction to students at San Bernardino Valley College since 1981.

Degrees Earned

MA, Education, Reading; California State University, Los Angeles
BA, Social Sciences; University of California, Riverside
(Three Majors: Soc, Psych, Ethnic St; Minors: English and History)

California State Teaching Credentials

Standard Teaching Credential;
Reading Specialist Credential; CLAD Credential
k12/adult Credential

Courses Taught at San Bernardino Valley College

READ 920, Reading Skills I
READ 941,
READ 950, Reading Skill II
READ 015, Preparation for College Reading
READ 100, College Academic Reading
READ 101,
READ 102, Critical Reading as Critical Thinking
SOC 141, Race and Ethnicity
OR 100
HumServices 282

Interesting Facts About Me

  • A senior member of the SBVC faculty/staff, ranked as #1 on the seniority list
  • 42 years as an educator k-University levels, P-20
  • Secretary of the Faculty
  • Secretary of the Academic Senate
  • Chair for Curriculum for seven years
  • Responsible for $25,000 a year from the State Chancellor's Office for Cultural Diversity for SBCCD's Award on CD
  • K12; Adult Ed Coor,; Math and Reading Specialist for 8 yrs
  • 9 Community Colleges; 2 Universites, Adjunct,(English; Career AEd; Teacher Prep; Coor Learning Centers; VESL; ESL)
  • Honored with a Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles Achievement Award in October of 2008
  • Coordinator for the Learning-to-Learn program, the only program approved by the joint-dissemination task force in Washington, D.C.
  • Executive producer of Black Decisions for the 21st Century, KVCR
  • Appeared on KABC television, Channel 7, documentary on Dyslexia
  • Served as the Chairperson of Cultural Diversity, San Bernardino Valley College for seven years, giving the San Bernardino Community College District the highest award in Diversity from the California State Chancellor’s Office, plus $25,000.00 per year
  • Served as keynote speaker at Herstory programs, served at Regional 9 (ACCTLA) rep for many years
  • Former Academic Senate and Faculty Secretaries at San Bernardino Valley College 
  • California State University, Los Angeles: California Diagnostic Center
  • Has edited several books for major publishing companies.
  • Was honored by the California Assembly and Senate for making March 27th Black Inventors’ Day in the United States and a requirement of Cultural Diversity to graduate from the CSU system.
  • Has served as executive producer of her sisters’ (Profs. Joyce and Jennell Allen) documentary Cocaine: The Alien That Destroys, and Black History Curriculum Guides for LAUSD and Bakersfield USD.
  • Currently, she is the Secretary for the Varnette P. Honeywood Foundation (www.varnette.net).