As someone new to teaching, having the opportunity to learn and develop in an environment like Friends is truly invaluable. I was typically the kid that enjoyed school – but the more I think back, it had little to do with my intellect. In reality, I enjoyed it because of my teachers. I was lucky enough to have teachers that truly cared, made learning engaging, and inspired me to pursue countless interests that I maintain to this day. To put it simply, they made school fun – and I can’t wait to pay that forward!