This book is a chronicle of the author's career as a public school administrator. The book provides biographical information about the author, her early desire to become a teacher, and her bittersweet years as an assistant principal and principal. The author concentrates on the stories of the children she met and worked with during her 21-year career as a school administrator. The stories of the children (whose names have been changed to protect individual privacy) are at times funny, poignant, sad, and even tragic. The author had the responsibility of making many decisions about children, including their placement, their academic performance, consequences for their inappropriate behavior, and about delicate issues that children brought from home to school. The author considers her book to be a labor of love that she wishes to share with school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, students, and any other groups or individuals who are interested in helping young people to reach their maximum potential.