It was September 1983 when Joseph Horvath began questioning whether he belonged at Culver Academies, a boarding-prep-military private school in Indiana. A veteran public school teacher but new to private boarding school life, Horvath struggled to find his niche and embrace the notion that the staff and students were family. Yet it was not long before private lessons with a student led him to realize he did indeed belong. In a candid memoir, Horvath chronicles his thirty-four years teaching at the Culver Academies while offering insights into his experiences both in and out of the classroom. As he details his encounters with students as he guided them through lessons, Horvath shines a light on how educators coach their pupils to greatness and belief in their abilities through patience, time, and gentle encouragement. Throughout his story, Horvath reveals the challenges, and poignant and humorous moments that teachers often face on a daily basis while contemplating those who most influenced him in his own journey. From the Rearview Mirror shares reflections from a seasoned educator as he looks back on his tenure at Culver Academies in Indiana.