For most of my professional life I have been an educator and a helper in a variety of jobs in social services. The last fifteen years or so I was an Elementary School Principal. I have also worked as a Trainer providing services to people seeking to become Certified Child Development Associates. I am a Professional Development Specialist and an Independent Contractor. I have a Master's in Education and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. I was working on a doctorate. I completed two thirds of the dissertation requirements and life took over.