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.