During my 30-year teaching career at a small public high school in Illinois, I taught English (9-11 regular English, as well as 11-12 Creative Writing and World Mythology electives) and French (all 4 years). I also coached (sponsored?) my school's academic team for 25 of those 30 years. During the last 10 years of my teaching career, the English classes I taught were regular English 10 (literature, grammar/usage and literature components), and the two electives stated above. I taught the French classes for all 30 years of my career.