I am enthusiastic to begin my 15th teaching year — I cannot imagine what my life would be like if I had stayed in the tech world and was beginning my 25th year as a technical writer. This year I am collaboratively team teaching two courses: Ecological Rhetoric and Propaganda & Protest, in addition to working with seniors in AP Literature and Composition. Highlights of my teaching career have been teaching 18th- and 19th-century cultural history and literature, media studies, humanities, and advanced literature and composition. One of my academic passions is exploring how media, specifically sitcoms, impact cultural values and how cultural values influence media. Outside of school, I enjoy making art, discussing good books, and traveling to places near and far.