I used to keep a laminated statement on the sun visor in my car. It read, “My mission in life is to work on a series of human projects each with the power to change the world.” One day while transporting my then-elementary age daughter and her friends to an academic competition, she blurted out, “Hey, Dad. Who are these “human projects?” Without a word, I turned the rearview mirror so that it allowed Kate and her two friends to see themselves. After a couple of quiet moments, in unison they said, “Ohhhhhhh, I get it!”  That my three children are successful as learners, and therefore, citizens, is a testament to great teachers who share my mission in life. #alwaysgrateful

Janet Mann