I taught art curriculum in the public schools for thirty-six years.  I have experience with elementary, middle school, high school, junior college, and adult students.  I was one of the first in the country to become a National Board-Certified Art Educator in 1997.  I have taught in Iowa, Missouri, and Ohio; I hold permanent professional licenses in all three.  I retired from the public schools in 2008.  We moved to Elk River, MN, in 2013.  I continue to utilize my skills and give back to my community using my expertise.  I refuse to be idle.  I want the rest of my life to be one of challenges and contributions.