Teachers are warriors. We fight battles for our students every day, through designing engaging learning experiences, advocating for their best education, and working tirelessly to support them in academics and other endeavors. We are warriors in our buildings, districts, and states too. These are sometimes tough battles, but we advocate for our students as well as our colleagues who stand strong beside us. Each day we travel a path, a trail, that we hope ends in student success and a stronger profession. Because you are Teachers Ready to Assist and Inspire Learning (TRAIL), I'd like for you to travel with me on this journey. As I do our work in various places, I'll leave behind a feather in your honor for the work you are doing at home. Welcome, friends, to The Warrior Trail.