I went into education to help all children to be the best person they could be and to find their place in the world. I started out as a chemistry/biology teacher and coach. Along the way, I had mentors that moved me along a path into a principalship and then a superintendency. At each step along that journey, there have been people that made a difference. NYSCATE is filled with educators that make a difference. Serving on the NYSCATE Board would allow me to give back for all those that have influenced and still influence my career calling. Our profession is centered on service, service to our students and our communities.