Teaching is a part of my heart and soul. As some would say, it is my “God given talent”.There isn’t anything else I would rather do on a daily basis than invest in the lives of children. This passion led me to major in elementary education with additional endorsements in reading and math. Teaching in the Cleveland School District for 36 years enabled me not only to witness in students that “spark” for learning, but also to celebrate with them big and small accomplishments in their lives. After retiring in 2014, I continued to inspire children to do their very best through personal after school tutoring. Because my passion for teaching continues to burn, I am thankful to God for blessing me with the opportunity to still inspire children by doing my best as a member of the Re >Direct team.