In my third year teaching I had one of the most influential principals of my career–Dave Jackson. He was a relationship-building, all-around joyful, and charismatically energizing educator. Actually, he was a legend. We met by chance at an education workshop when I was in college. I made a point to give him my resume when I graduated, in case he ever had an opening. Later, Dave didn’t forget that I had gone the extra step of making a connection when I was in teacher college.