An advantage to teaching in the trenches for the past 16 years is the chance to watch some of my cherubs grow up. While I'm holding down the fort at Our Humble High School~maintaining the status quo, as it were~kids of past graduating classes are out conquering the world & whatnot.
Heather's done 2 tours in Afghanistan, 1 in Iraq. A grizzled "vet" at the age of 28.
She's back from the war zone, stationed in DC. There's no place like home, huh?