As a "young" science teacher, I had the opportunity to teach in the "College for Kids" program at UW-Rock County. It was a special joy to see them later pursuing professional careers in science and communications. I also took evening classes at UW-Extension where I learned about editorial writing and screen writing. Within a few weeks I had been published in papers in Madison, Milwaukee, Janesville, Beloit and Rockford. It was a special joy personally. I now serve my community as a county supervisor. Education has opened doors for me and my students.