Over the years, I have been blessed to have a very wonderful mentor, Dr. George Bovino. Dr. Bovino is the Assistant Principal at the North Salem Middle/High School. I first met George when my children began their religious education (CCD) at St. James the Apostle in Carmel, NY. George has overseen the program for many years, and it is considered a model throughout the Archdiocese of New York.
Little did I know that volunteering to teach CCD in the fall of 2000 would have such a profound change upon my life. All of a sudden, my managerial job and the boorish corporate dribble started to be a noose around my neck, suffocating every creative bone in my body. The only thing that made sense was teaching children. As early as 2001 (even before 9/11), I started planning my escape from corporate suicide into teaching.