I believe that learning is optimized when every student has an effective educational advocate(s). In my experience, great educational advocacy is exemplified by stalwart ‘door knockers’ such as Mr. Bishop. As a college-prep math major in high school (many moons ago), it was not until my junior year that I could take an elective. I opted for a course in music theory. It was the first course in music theory I would take in school. Not knowing how to navigate courses in my high school’s music department, I enrolled in the first course in harmony (Harmony I). On the first day of class, it occurred to me that I knew everything that would be covered in that course. After the teacher quizzed me, I was shipped off to the second course in the sequence — Harmony II. After sitting through the first lecture in this class, again I felt I knew everything that would be covered. I was quizzed and the teacher transferred me to the third course in the sequence, Harmony III. I knew all the technical theory that would be covered in Harmony III as well. However, the course would cover one area that totally stomped me —