Currently in my 27th year in the field of education, I am serving as professional development specialist in a rural school district. I taught in the area of Special Education for 18 years before becoming a full-time mentor of new teachers in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina. Working with and supporting teachers is an awesome thing because you learn so much! It is also an opportunity to inspire them to reach all learners in their classrooms! What a blessing it is to help teach our children. I am thankful for my job!