I am inspired by kids every day; it is why I’ve been a middle school teacher for the past 15 years. I learn from kids about new technologies, interesting books, and daily life as a millennial tween. I am reminded on a daily basis to laugh, be in the moment, and not take life too seriously all the time. I witness moments of learning, sparks of imagination, and creative wheels spinning before my very eyes. I laugh, I cry, I get frustrated, I learn, I teach, I care, and I am passionate about what I do. I clearly remember being a student teacher and having to write my educational philosophy. Sixteen years later, the last line still rings true for me, “I intend to learn as much from my students as they learn from me.” Thank you, Adora Svitak for reminding me that I am so incredibly lucky to do what I do every day!