IREM faculty were asked who are what inspired them to become an IREM faculty member. Carolyn Emery, CPM, said that she wanted to be able to give back to the industry that had been so good to her. Michael A. McCreary, CPM, also said that he had the desire to improve the education of single-family managers. Sheila A. Austin, CPM, added that she taught for the New York City Board of Education for 14 years prior to moving to Michigan. Once you are a teacher it stays in your blood and after becoming active in IREM, the opportunity to teach again was something she could not pass up.