Bill Rosen never really meant to get into junior high school education; his aim was to become a high school English teacher. But a miscommunication with the L.A. Unified School District led to him to a position at Dana Junior High School in San Pedro.
"I thought I was applying for a high school (job)," he recalled with a laugh. "They said, 'Well, we're offering you this job now,' and I said, 'Well, I'll take it!'"
He quickly found that he loved working with middle school-aged kids. "When I got there, I thought, wow, this is great! I found I really liked