Vann Mizzelle Lassiter always wanted to change lives and the world around him. After graduation from John A. Holmes High School in Edenton, North Carolina in 2002, he attended North Carolina State University as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business and Marketing Education. He immediately returned to his alma mater to teach computer classes. His decision to come home to teach was an easy one as he wanted to give back to his community and encourage the youth to set high goals and work hard to accomplish them. While teaching full-time he earned a Master's of Education degree in 2008 from North Carolina State University and will graduate from Old Dominion University in 2011 with his Ph.D. in Education. He is a member of six national honor societies, five professional organizations, and advises five school organizations. His drive for life, desire to see all students he encounters succeed, and passion to help others is rooted in his faith and family. Being named the 2010 Edenton-Chowan County Teacher of the Year and 2011 Northeast North Carolina Regional Teacher of the Year at the age of 25, the youngest recipient and first career and technical education awarded this honor, are testaments to his will to serve others. This book has a special place in his heart as portions of it are based on his experience in the sixth grade and is dedicated to a special teacher who helped to shape him as an individual, young man, and now teacher.