After graduating college, I started my professional years working for a newspaper, putting my English degree to work. After some time, I realized something was missing. Although I enjoyed writing, I was not interacting with people as much as I would have liked and wanted to seek a different avenue. I was fortunate enough to become teacher’s assistant where I was bitten by the proverbial teaching bug! My master’s degree was completed almost two years later and I finally became a teacher. My educational background is comprised of various experiences from public schools, to private companies, to one on one instruction. I have been a full time teacher, a permanent substitute and an applied behavior analysis instructor. I am very grateful for the experiences I have had as an educator so far. Many veteran teachers have told me that a great teacher never stops learning. I always keep that advice in mind and find that it has helped me become the teacher that I am today. While trying many different approaches and learning new things, I am able to create a great learning environment for my students. I have used learning centers, differentiated instruction, interdisciplinary approaches, reading readiness and many more techniques. Over the years, I have improved and built upon skills such as these and plan to keep doing so in the future.