A fourth grade student wrote a short story about me resembling Miss Frizzle. I lack red hair and a magical school bus, but I do inspire and facilitate academic and social growth and success. All of my lessons utilize student centered approaches to maximize learning for all of my students. My students became scientist, traveled around the world’s present and past, expressed themselves through language, and fell in love with authors and characters. My students, throughout my experiences, have been engaged, supported, and challenged.