I am also middle school math teacher in Boston. I recently changed careers from financial services (which I just hated) and decided to go back to school and get a masters degree in education. I love my new career. I played football in college and will continue to coach (something I was unable to do while working in finance), which I'm looking forward to because I am so passionate about football.
So that's what drives me. As far as my personality, I'm pretty laid back. I have a sarcastic sense of humor, which sometimes gets me into a little trouble. So if you are super serious all the time, you may want to look elsewhere. I try to find the humor in life and I find myself laughing at myself more than anyone else.
Lately I've gotten into photography as well, and I love to spend time each day taking photos. I'm also quite active, going to the gym & playing softball. I played college football and that competitive edge comes out of me quite often. Although nowadays I'm more accepting of things not going the way I want most of the time.