DJ - one editing issue: I believe you intended to write "daily regimen" not "daily regiment". Looks like a auto-spell thing maybe.
This caught my attention:
Weird profession choice for a racist," I thought. But then I remembered all of my teachers who hated kids. That didn't make sense either, but there are people who seem to crave cognitive dissonance. Who has time for that kind of misery? Not me.
I guided two kids through public schools, and it seemed every two or three years I was meeting with a teacher and administrators, trying to figure out why the kids she was teaching were being mistreated. People are complex, and hard to divine in terms of what their issues are, but it surprised me how many times I was told, or concluded myself, that "she just doesn't like kids."
There are a lot of teachers out there who love kids and are great at what they do. But for the others, perhaps they chose a major because of their interest in a particular area of study, but they ended up in a situation where teaching was the only way for them to translate their degree into a job. I sense that's one way we get teachers who despise being around kids. But it's still a head-scratcher.