"Once upon a time," I went to college and earned a degree in speech pathology and audiology. My teaching career stopped for a bit when our first son was born. Next I became an elementary special education teacher. Life went by, I got a masters degree in elementary education and had two more sons. Once again I changed my teaching assignment. I retired last year with a total of 38 years in education with 26 as a first grade teacher. My sons are grown and on their own. Now I get to tutor 18 kindergarten students and six 2nd grade dyslexia students. My part time teaching gig makes my heart sing and I am truly living "happily ever after! "