3. Ms. Lowden Inspired His Lyricism

Jay’s gift for wordplay was nurtured by his 6th grade English teacher, Ms. Lowden, who encouraged him to discover new words in the dictionary.

During a class trip to Ms. Lowden’s house, he remembers being impressed by the fact that she had a refrigerator with an ice-maker in it.

Back then, he thought, “I might be an English teacher (when I grow up); She’s getting it.”

After a quick chuckle, he quickly turned his joke into a serious reminder to the live audience that, “We need to pay our teachers more.”

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