You have to take some dramatic license just to make it entertaining sometimes.
There is a lot going on in high schools, and I think what we portray is fairly accurate.
In movies, I have had the opportunity of working with some of the people that I respect very much.
I’ve had a lot of people tell me they wish I were their principal.
I was working at a phone company. I got tired of my life and wanted to change it, so I did.
Let’s be real: It’s just TV; it’s just entertainment.
It is a different genre – a show about something other than doctors, lawyers and cops. Teachers are something completely different. I think it makes for very interesting television.
I had spent many years before I was 31 hearing people tell me, Oh Man, you’re so funny, you need to be in television. But that and a quarter won’t get you on a bus.
Teachers are out there with a very difficult job, which they pursue with tireless dedication.