One of my former support-staff members took his first teaching job this year. When I worked in day treatment, a strong bond was developed between staff members because it is a very difficult job. This young man and I worked together for four years and he was integral in keeping me safe and sane.

When I learned of his teaching position, I wanted to give him something for his classroom. He is a very unique guy who is lead in a funk band. The classroom gift had to match his personality. Because of my love of vintage items, and his unique personality, he has received a number of vintage gifts I felt matched him. A vintage dinosaur piggybank and a vintage fly swatter shaped like a guitar are two of the gifts I have given him for Christmas and his house warming gift.

I finally thought of a gift that would fit his musical personality, my love of vintage, and be something useful for his classroom…hallway passes!