In my former life, I was a 4th/5th grade teacher. I was good at it. I [mostly] knew what I was doing. I loved the kids, and they loved me. I happily showed up to work, and knew my purpose.
Times have changed a bit. I am now in the middle of my third year as a Technology Integration Specialist. In this job, I rarely know what I'm doing. My "kids" are [mostly] teachers, and sometimes I'm not exactly sure how they feel about me. I still happily show up for work, but it's only because in this crazy adventure that has become my job, there are a few pretty cool, impressive, and awesomely geeky people who have really inspired me on my journey. While I could actually list hundreds of them, these four kind-of-a-big-deal people have really impacted me over the last year or so: