I don’t think being an educator is easy. There are endless things to explain and supplies to buy and research to complete. On the collegiate level, there is the pressure to publish — and often. But there are some who just flow through the lessons, really enjoying the experience of transferring hard-earned knowledge from their head to yours.
I was lucky to have many wonderful professors during my time at Claremont. At a small college, you are granted the gift of more attention and time. But one stood out.
Audrey Bilger was my Lit 10 professor. It’s a course every freshman has to take. It’s that first course where you first learn to write critically and are exposed to lots of books.