This is my 19th year as a teacher working with students who have learning difficulties. I attended undergraduate and graduate studies at St. Cloud State University. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science degree in social studies education with an emphasis in geography. After student teaching in Minneapolis, I decided to obtain my special education teaching license due to the positive experiences I had with those students. Before going into teaching, I attended Dakota County Technical College and obtained a 2-year degree in food service. I worked in the hospitality industry for 8 years before going back to college to be a teacher. In my 19 years of teaching, I have enjoyed getting to know each scholar’s individual needs and working with them to accomplish their individual future education and job goals.