My career as a writing teacher began with the invitation to offer a Young Authors Program for elementary ages 7-10, an invitation that I accepted and found very rewarding for both writers and me. My career continued with many invitations to offer Middle School creative writing workshops with the Oregon Writing Festival, invitations which I gratefully accepted. My university undergraduates and IB students benefit from my teaching of the following courses: Interpreting Literature and Writing Commentary, Rhetoric and Writing Good Argument, and Research and Writing. I am a published scholar and poet, the details of which can be found in my C.V.