I'm a special education teacher who thinks kids are the most important people on Earth, and that teachers and headmasters and principals and assistant principals -- as sneaky as they are -- are pretty darn important to the educational process, too.
I became a teacher when I was old enough to have legitimate ear hair concerns, backed up with a whole lot of life and work experience. And the classroom gave me a whole lot more -- ear hair included. Special education is all I've ever taught. I began as a wide-eyed substitute teacher and ended up as a full-timer with wide eyes. (I purchased my ear hair shaver at Walmart. Extra batteries, too.)