Having shared two stories of teachers who left a mark on the lives of students I heard a little voice in the back of my head reminding me that the most important people in the school system were not always teachers.
Of course there were also head teachers and deputies who equally left a mark on the life of a school.
But everybody associated with schools learned that the people you made sure you stayed friends with were the secretaries and the janitors. A disagreement in those departments was not a good idea for the wellbeing of your department or career.
I then remembered a story that should bring a little smile to your day but still has a little lesson.
The school was faced with a real dilemma.