Linda Draft received a Mster of Science at Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts at Hope College. She taught, coached and served as an administrator for 37 years with the majority of her career at UW-Parkside. Most recently, she served as an adjunct for Marquette University and Cardinal Stritch University. The past four years, she has also been a volunteer tutor, teaching reading to third graders through the United Way Schools of Hope program. Her interests include fabric art, bicycle touring, and travel. She strongly believes that the liberal arts must remain integrated in our school systems as they encourage children to have a wide experience, to develop more talents and to appreciate the talents of others.