What are your favorite aspects of your job?
My favorite aspect of my job is seeing transformation in kids. The most satisfying student to see graduate each year is inevitably the one who gave me the most grief in 9th and 10th grades. It is usually a boy who used to be pissy with teachers, opt out of doing his work, get into fights, and on occasion call me a four letter word. However, overtime the school pushes, prods, supports, and encourages him. At some point when no one is looking he comes to school one day acting like a civilized human being — participating, helping, and lecturing the younger kids on how to pull themselves together. I love that kid.