At the end of my sixth year of teaching in Houston ISD, I was fortunate enough to receive an offer from the principal at Brookline Elementary, Dr. Michelle Cloud, to join her administrative team as a teacher specialist. I was ready to learn as much as I could and do my very best. I had aspirations to make a broader impact on education, beyond the hundreds of students I influenced over my years as a teacher. I wanted to take the next step and become an administrator. Little did I know how fast I was going to take that big leap forward.