Rita Phillips started her career teaching English in Bend, Oregon in 1979. Since that time, she has taught at 3 middle schools, 3 high schools, and 1 community college. Additionally, the subjects she has taught have varied from social studies to career education to writing. Ten years ago, looking for a way to engage her students, Rita became an avid consumer of technology and incorporated many digital programs into her classes. Her expertise with technology was noted by her district administration, and she was made the technology integration specialist for three years, conducting workshops for teachers to help them incorporate technology in their classrooms. Rita recently retired from teaching in public schools, but her mission remains to continue teaching educators how to integrate technology in their classes to help prepare students for the future which is becoming more and more technological.