I have been a teacher for almost twenty years now. Most of that time has been spent in high school and middle school classrooms in New York State. I have always believed that we do change the world one child at a time. We do like to think we have a hand in the future. Teaching is not a job; it’s a vocation. Every day is a chance to make a difference. I hope I am still standing tall when the bell rings, signaling the end of this round of education reform.