I have been a teacher in both special and regular education since I graduated from Berry College in the spring of 1976. I am currently in first grade and teaching in a Title I Distinguished School and a School of Excellence in Alpharetta, Georgia and I truly love it! I have been in the classroom since I graduated and have also been an interpreter for the Hearing Impaired for both the general public and for those who want to learn sign language on a personal level. What has my experience with TpT done for me personally and professionally? That is easy to answer because the changes were immediately noticeable. I have become a better teacher because creating materials for TpT has increased the depth in which I think about what and how I want to teach concepts to my students. I am always seeking new ways to create new ideas and new assessments for my students. On a more personal level the funds I make from TpT go to help my son, a veteran, who came home a wounded soldier. He requires therapy and my TpT funds go towards assisting him to put his life back together again after serving for over eight years as a Marine and in Iraq.