I have been teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) for almost 30 years.  After finishing a degree in Anthropology, I served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa, where I developed a passion for teaching.  Returning to the States, I obtained Master’s degrees in Adult Education and Linguistics, and later a Ph.D. in English.  I have been teaching classes in ESL, ABE (Adult Basic Education) and GED (General Education Development) at the WWCC North Campus, aka the Washington State Penitentiary, for 17 years.