Linda Seppa-Salisbury. Linda’s fifty year career as an educator includes teaching high school speech and drama, teaching life-changing communication classes at an inner city middle school, teaching at three universities, and finally teaching communication studies classes for forty years at her beloved career home, Spokane Community College (SCC). Linda, in a recent interview, stated “Every single college student should be learning how to communicate more effectively. They desperately need classes like Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, Intercultural Communication, Gender Communication and Conflict Management.” One SCC student described Linda as “the most passionate person and educator I have ever met. When you take a class from Linda, your life will be changed for the better.” While Linda is the recipient of teaching awards such as Professor of the Year for all four year and two year colleges and universities in Washington State, as well as a silver medalist for National Professor of the Year, Linda constantly points to all of the amazing teachers everywhere who give so much to their students. In her talk, Linda will share how to bring love into the classroom to transform students and teacher alike.