Debbie Binnie Smith switched from high school teaching to adult TESL when she lived in London, England in the early 70s. There, she got her RSA and spent five happy years teaching ESL/EFL. Back to Canada in 1975, she continued teaching ESL in various places. Debbie settled in Vancouver in 1983 and has been at Douglas College since 1987. She has fond memories of her 8 years on the TEAL executive and is so proud to be a lifetime member of this wonderful professional organization.