Born to a family of seven and raised in a small town in New York, Tom Wells graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 1976. That day, he was informed that the Augusta School System wanted to hire him to teach English. He accepted their offer, and forty-one years later he captures his experience in his first book, Dear Mr. Wells. Along with the help of many of his students, he explores the teaching profession and its contribution to the development of a meaningful, confident individual. His own students, along with some “interesting” anecdotes, prove that an effective educator is a world-changer.