"I'm a high school history teacher. When something 'clicks' with a student and that light goes on, you know you're making a difference. But it's not just the teachers who have an impact. Everybody is important. There's a building engineer at our local elementary school, and he's always telling the kids, 'Be the best at what you do.' Students need to hear that. And they also learn from each other. Everybody's talking about Malcolm Butler now, the guy who made the interception that saved the game for the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. He was one of my students a few years ago; I taught him. My students know he's from the same small town they live in, so they think, 'He did something with his life. Maybe I can do something with mine too.'"
From Vicksburg, MS, visiting Memphis.