Toledo, OHIO (WTVG) Corey Fink had a dream in the 7th grade. This week it became a reality.
He's now a math teacher at Rogers High School.
"I've always had a soft spot for Rogers because it's home and we always want to go back to where we started."
Mr. Fink graduated top of his class in 2013.
The valedictorian was also a member of the track team.
His students can see his accomplishments everyday on a board.
"I always felt like, when I was growing up, Rogers got a bad reputation. People didn't give it the credit it deserves, but I thought the teachers were outstanding and I had a really good time as a student here."
After high school graduation, Mr. Fink continued his studies at the University of Toledo.
Now that he's a math teacher he wears a tie everyday just like his favorite math teacher did years ago.
"It's really cool to be in the same building as him."
Mr. Fink says it's a big change to go from student to teacher. But his former teachers have had to adjust, as well.
"Some of the teachers have corrected themselves in the hallway. They say, 'Hi Corey. I mean, Mr. Fink!'"
Mr. Fink hopes to inspire the next generation of Rogers Rams whether they love math or not. All in hopes of preparing them for the future.
"If you really love something, you just have to make a plan and chase after it. It's what I've been set on doing since I was in the 7th grade."