From 1992 to 1997, I taught in the English Department at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego. Though I eventually decided that a teaching career wasn't for me, the lessons I learned about patience and grace still stick with me today.
I helped start up an AVID program at RBHS, and served as a technology training teacher, too. (I still remember demoing a flashy new technology called a CD-ROM!) But I really hit my stride a few years in, when I became involved with the yearbook and newspaper programs.