I took the long way round to a teaching career. Swapping A-levels for an Army apprenticeship, serving as a mechanical engineer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, this experience of leadership and training naturally supported a varied second career in logistics management. However, tragic circumstances led to a life-changing decision. In 2013 I quit my job, and went to college with a simple goal - I wanted to find the missing piece in my civilian life. The military gives soldiers opportunities to have an impact in the communities the serve, and I found that again in teaching.