I am the Head of School of James River Day School, a K-8, co-ed, independent day school in central Virginia. I have been a teacher since I was 11, when I taught my 4-year-old sister how to read, down in “Miss Shoe’s Kindergarten” in the basement. I am a voracious reader and a very slow distance runner. I make decisions at school based on what is best for the children. You can reach me at Twitter at @mwriser..