I graduated the HIT (Health Information Technology) Program at Daytona State in 1983 and went straight across the street to Halifax Hospital as an inpatient coder for over a dozen years. From Halifax, I worked full time at the Daytona Beach Division of Blind Services teaching medical transcription for 12 years. During these jobs, I started teaching coding at DSC as an adjunct instructor in 1989. Sharing info in the classroom proved to be my happiest place to be and after becoming a full time teacher in 2009, I have been there ever since. My HIT teacher, mentor, and friend, Dr. Nancy Thomas, urged me to get my bachelor’s degree in psychology and then my master’s degree in education. I filled in her position when she retired in 2014, and the opportunities and experiences that I gained throughout all of these positions has helped shape who I have become – a happy teacher.
Professor Linda Vail Moss, MA, RHIT
Program Manager - Medical Coder/Biller Program