While raising my children, I completed a B.S. in Adult Literacy, left factory work, and began teaching. After earning a Master’s degree focused on Multicultural Education, I wrote curricula and taught Writing, Literature, and Urban Education at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Now retired, I am focused on nurturing six grandchildren, several gardens, and social justice. Published writings include poetry chapbooks, children’s books, essays, interviews, and several academic articles on rural service learning and urban education.