Gail Van Ryn earned two B.S. degrees from New Mexico Tech, a M.S. from the University of New Mexico, and a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design from Marymount University. She is also a Registered Instructor with the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). Gail has been with VPSA since 2011. Mrs. Van Ryn has been a community college professor for over fifteen years, teaching in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. Prior to children, she worked in university research and government program management for fifteen years where she wrote a variety of technical reports, proposals, responses to Congress, and speeches on technical topics for government officials. She loves discussing good writing and having her students share their work. Mr. Van Ryn is enjoying retirement, and their two homeschooled graduates are in college. The Van Ryns live in the beautiful Hunt Country region of Virginia, where they enjoy various activities with their church, gardening, and fishing.