I taught in both public and private secondary schools for close to thirty years. During that time, I also held a variety of administrative positions and did post-MA work in public school administration at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte. Since then I have been teaching at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, New Carolina. I have also been a personnel manager and manager of a trucking depot. In both cases, I spent a good bit of time teaching adults various tasks. Hence, my experience is varied and broad. No matter where I have taught, I have felt that each student is the most important person in the classroom. I have also felt that any student failure was my fault because I had not done my job effectively or properly. We live in Mooresville, New Carolina, and are fortunate to have our two children and three granddaughters living close by.