I would absolutely be lying if I said I was sold on inclusion right away. Let me set the stage for you: I was a first year teacher and I felt like I was constantly drowning. Drowning in work, drowning in the uncertainty of what to do in my classroom, drowning in the fact that I was never being the teacher I wanted to be for my kids. Enter Kayla. She is positive, fun, and energetic. She is the type of thing I NEEDED to survive at work. So, I spent time with her. A lot of time.