In honor of Fathers Day, this post is about one of my two greatest mentors in life and in the field of education: my dad. With an estimated 50% of teachers dropping out of education within five years of earning their licenses, most schools are using their resources wisely by providing mentors to their new teachers. In my first year of teaching, it was essential for me to know people who could help me figure out HOW to teach. However, this continuing high dropout rate could be a symptom of new teachers not having mentors that show them WHY we teach. My dad has been this latter type of mentor to me.