Betsy Eckton, EdD, has recently retired from 30 years of full-time work as an educator serving in many roles in the public schools. For 29 of those 30 years, she was employed in Title I schools, where she enjoyed working with diverse student populations, and where her passion grew for teaching English language learners. How ESL endorsed teachers access networks of professional support was the focus of Betsy’s dissertation research. She has facilitated the ESL endorsement courses for the past 20 years, and looks forward to continuing this work during her “retirement.” At home, her family enjoys regularly speaking in three languages. She also serves on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations, and enjoys working with educational projects in developing nations, where she and her husband relish developing and practicing their language skills.