Originally hired as a technical writer with a BA in English from Central College in Pella, Iowa, my first job was working with computer programmers to write documentation for new computer systems. I went on to earn a Master's in Mass Communication from Drake University and worked on the corporate web team for Principal Financial Group. After 7 years in IT, I missed teaching. I have taught at the Alternative Learning Center in Montevideo, Minnesota, and BOLD schools in Olivia, Minnesota, where I also worked as the IT assistant. My husband and I moved to Montana where I worked as a teacher/ IT assistant for 6 years at Rapelje School District in Rapelje, Montana. I now work for Absarokee School District in Absarokee, Montana, where I teach K-12 library, English, and programming.