Although high school was the end of my formal education, I spent the next 30 years learning on and off the job. I have been an office clerk, an administrative assistant, a controller, and a webmaster/operator of an e-commerce business. For many years, I also volunteered as a mentor in the elementary school. Mentoring led me to the goal of becoming an elementary teacher at an age when my contemporaries were contemplating retirement. I reached that goal in 2008. Since then I have continued learning as a substitute teacher. I am looking forward to many years of teaching and learning.