Friday is Teacher Appreciation Day. I'm not usually one for things like this....but let me tell you this is something I can cheer about! Think about it, someone, somewhere along the line took the time to teach you something you know now. While you figured that you'd never use it again (hello algebra) it made the wheels upstairs turn. Even if a teacher got you to open a book, or do a paper on any topic....it created in you the ability to look further and not simply take the default answer. Everyone of us who work in the field of technology probably has someone you can think of who taught you to see answers. (Do you really think the ability to understand IP Subnets just came to you?!) I know from all of the questions I get about "Oh yeah, Kai? Well what's Microsoft going to do about <blank>?!" See....you simply didn't get that inquisitive on your own. Someone taught you to seek knowledge and seek answers. Even the skills required to study for exams was taught to you. Many CISSPs and MCSEs have a teacher to thank.
"So Kai....what teachers impacted you?" Great question. Here's a few that come to mind:
Maybe you had a teacher or an instructor somewhere along the line that you'd like to give a shout out too. Feel free to throw in a comment! No way we get anywhere on our own.