b'Named107I work as a middle school educator, and I seek to be purposeful in making my students know they belong. I call them by name, learn about their interests, and care for them as a whole person. I want my students to feel known. This quote was painted by my girlfriend, Clare, and it reflects my sense of purpose in life and in my classroomto simply be present: present to myself, to my community, and to the people around me.Jesse, 23'