Mr. Thomas Foster was first introduced to The Skillful Teacher in the Lynchburg City Schools, (Virginia), where every teacher received the training. Every teacher was then observed and given feedback on the strategies learned in the course. This process created a shared vision around teaching and learning in the Lynchburg City Schools, and planted a seed in Mr. Foster that he has been nurturing ever since. Mr. Foster is determined to bring a common language founded on The Skillful Teacher knowledge-base to every district he works in to create a foundation for their own shared vision of teaching and learning. As he puts it, the course was “a game changer in how I taught. I had a lot of success with it in the classroom, and wanted to pass it on when I became an administrator. I wouldn’t be in the position I am without The Skillful Teacher course.”