As far back as I can remember, I’ve known what I wanted to be when I grew up and I spent most of my childhood practicing for the role: I want to be a school principal. Since I was four years old, I’ve been setting my sisters up in our basement and leading a “school.” So, what am I doing scheduling an appointment with a career coach? Well, first of all, I don’t know too many 18-year-old principals. I’d definitely need another decade or two to meet the minimum age qualification. The other thing is, I don’t want to be just any principal, I want to be like Mrs. Freedman. I spent most of my school years in one school, and the dean is the most wonderful woman I know (besides my mother, of course!). I’ll never forget my first day of first grade — there she was, with the biggest smile on her face, greeting me with a hug. Thinking back, I think that was the moment I decided I wanted to be just like her.