I remember visiting at the Platt’s house when I was a student and mentioning that I was thinking of going into secondary education. I felt a little embarrassed that this was not a worthy career goal for a Harvey Mudd student. Joe completely set me at ease, emphasizing how important it is to have talented, inspired teachers at all levels. He said almost every year there are a few Harvey Mudd alums who go into K-12 teaching. That turned out to be an insightful and empowering conversation. I just retired this year from a long, satisfying career teaching high school physics and math in private, public, and international schools, and am continuing into retirement creating supplementary curriculum materials. Thank you Joe.