This article is a narrative essay about a corporate fella who later became a teacher. As such, the chalkboard idea is appropriate, if a bit trite. Those teacher-y words of encouragement are actually a quote pulled from the article. Powerful is spelled incorrectly, though, which is particularly bad here because the author is a teacher. I'd like to see a handwritten drop cap character to create a stronger relation between the top and bottom halves of the spread.