So, having been at the Department for 3 weeks now, I have met some wonderful people. But, one person stands out among everyone. Since the first day I stepped foot in the office, he was very welcoming. At first, I thought he was just very talkative, but instead he had a lot of knowledge to share. During my first week at the office, my supervisor was out of town, which meant, I did not have a lot of assignments that needed my attention. However, this Mr. Nice Sir noticed, maybe I was a bit idle or restless, so he called me into his office. He started asking me questions about IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), which I knew nothing about. He then gave me a 200 page document to read and summarize. However, once I finished the assignment, he gave me more and more and more and more assignments. Yes, he piled on the work. He took full advantage of my supervisor not being in the office for that week. At least, that is what I thought, but instead, he was just getting me acclimated, he was teaching about different policies through assigning research. He did not want me to be a “mushroom.” The assignments he was giving me stopped once my supervisor was present, but something else started. Whenever he would go out to buy lunch, he bought lunch for me as well. Can you believe it? I am eating Po Boy sandwiches, Arby’s, Wendy’s and all these different kinds of foods for lunch. By the way, all free of charge. OH AND I DEFINITELY GO TO THE GYM. On another note, on May 29, 2014, I said to Mr. Nice Sir, “you do not have to get me lunch.” He chuckled and said, “I know what it is like to be an intern.” By the way, I have to stop writing now because I have a presentation on “disproportionality and its calculation methods” in twenty minutes. Till next time, the Mr. Nice Sir is Dan Vest (IDEA director).