I received my Bachelor of Science in English from Ohio University and Master of Teaching from Marygrove College. I have taught high school English for 37 years. I have also taught journalism and speech. I currently split duties as senior English teacher and 7–12 instructional coach. I have a passion for working with new teachers and serve as a mentor and facilitator for the Ohio Resident Educator program. I also believe teachers should take active leadership roles in their district and so have served on both the building and district leadership teams.