Yesterday, my first group of students graduated from high school. I was fortunate to land a job mid-year at a wonderful school right after I graduated. It was a growth position in 5th grade, as the class sizes were large. So they hired me and created a new class in December of 2007 by pulling a handful of students from each class. It could have been a very tough position for those kids, but they were great sports as we created our classroom community. I’ll always remember that first group!