By Yasir Thomas
I had the pleasure of interviewing a school officer who can’t be named because of her job position. She has 21 years of work experience so far. When I asked for the steps it took to get this job, the answer was that she had to go to the police academy for six weeks and then she applied. The easiest and most difficult thing for her to do on this job is to make sure people are doing the right thing. I also asked her how the transitioning has impacted her, and she replied, “It was positive because for two weeks I went to different schools and met different people.” She described her relationship with staff and students as warm, friendly, accepting, and purposeful. She also receives respect from people here, too.