Hello and welcome back to another fascinating year for learning! Over my many years as an instructor, I have learned that a successful biology teacher must do more than develop expertise in science. She must strive to comprehend every intrinsic component of life and share that joy of understanding with her students. The world is her classroom. Yet, that domain is incredibly expansive and the potential for exploration is limitless. I have taught for thirty years. During that time, I have guided students to reach the origin of life and theorized where we will be in millenniums to come. All aspects of life are fascinating. They can be simple or profound. Every day presents a new opportunity to reinforce what we already know and to uncover what we do not. I trust you will join me on this intriguing journey as we uncover the truth about the anatomy, the environment, and life itself.