Colleen Vallerga worked as an elementary school teacher for 25 years. In 1993, her teaching was transformed when she took a Storyline class and began to implement this creative method of integration in her classroom. In 1995, she began working as a Storyline trainer for Storyline Design. In 1999, Colleen collaborated with a colleague to establish Highland Storyline Magnet School in Bend, Oregon, which has been operating successfully for 15 years. Throughout this time, Colleen enjoyed creating Storylines with students for 17 years. Now retired, she continues to instruct teachers in the Storyline method as a trainer for Storyline Design and as a consultant for teachers and schools.