I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Platteville with a B.S. in speech and English and a master’s degree in professional development (M.E.P.D.). For 41 years I taught high school Speech and English. Three years ago, I retired from full-time teaching. Now I am getting my “teaching fix” as lecturer for Comp 1130. Surprisingly (or not), I have yet to have one of my former students. During my teaching career, I have worked as a Cooperating Teacher for student teachers, along with being active in several student teaching workshops. As a group facilitator, I have been involved with both AODA and Crisis Intervention and as a public speaker for Habitat for Humanity and Family Advocates. Presently I am a lay preacher for area churches and a volunteer for the Iowa County Humane Society. I have enjoyed my experience teaching at UW-Platteville, and I hope that my students learn as much from me as I do from them.