Mary (Kizaric) Hilbert (’04) writes, “I teach high school English at Lincoln-Way (a district in Chicago’s south suburbs). I’m also working on my Master’s in Writing and Publishing at DePaul. I’ve been working on it for four years, and am finally at the end of the program. It took so long because I only take one class at a time. I figure I’d rather take longer to get the degree and actually learn something than rush through, but not get everything I could from the program.
“It’s been fun finding my voice as a writer and getting to be both an academic and a professional.” Hilbert adds, “The degree has also taken awhile because I took two quarters off when I had a baby in March of 2008. Life is both much simpler and much more complicated now!”