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Chapter 11: “I’m Just a Great Teacher!”
“I’m Just a Great Teacher!”
Jamie fidgeted while driving to school. His mind was focused more on Pico than the road ahead. He almost plowed into the back of another car stopped at a red light he hadn’t noticed. He was preoccupied with opening day of the new school year. The parents’ gala had been a huge hit, and teachers left the event wired, eager to welcome another wave of beaming faces clad in just bought back-to-school attire. But he wanted something ceremonial to fuel the emerging glow. Something with panache and verve. Anything to compensate for his now infamous blown inaugural effort. He was tired of hearing about it.
On the trek from car to office he passed Bill Hill, ...