Reminiscing with Professor McGonagall before Graduation

Dear Professor McGonagall,

Well I really wanted to know how you like being the headmistress of Hogwarts. Do you miss teaching transfiguration at all? I really wish this wasn’t my last year at Hogwarts but all great things must come to an end, right? Its really hard to believe that I’m already 17 it’s mad really… When I leave will you miss my wit? Haha you don’t have to answer that Professor not unless you want to:-) I remember when the sorting hat put me in Gryffindor I was so scared of everything in the castle, and being muggle born I thought that a lot of the students wouldn’t accept me. But they did! well I hope I didn’t take up to much of your time Head Mistress, and if you have the time would you write back? Thank you very much:-)

Lyssa kay

My dear Miss Kay,

I sense your trepidation about graduation. I assure you that your coursework has prepared you for continued studies in whichever area of interest you prefer. I strongly recommend that you pursue Muggle Studies, as Arthur Weasley, the current head of Muggle Relations at the Ministry, is looking to expand that office. Frankly, your status as Muggleborn makes you well-suited for such a position, as the Wizarding world looks forward to increased interaction with Muggles. We particularly need witches and wizards who are not prejudiced against those who are, unfortunately, without magic, and who can help wizardkind appreciate what it is that Muggles have to offer. Your sense of humor will also be an asset, in dealing with both sides of that galleon.

As to whether I miss teaching, Transfiguration has long been a passion of mine, else I would not have taught it for these several decades. However, Headmaster Dumbledore selected me as his deputy for a reason, and I am pleased to be serving the school as he intended and planned. I find that the office suits me, and I have complete confidence in our current Transfigurations professor.

Best wishes for success as you approach graduation. Remember – Hogwarts will always be here to welcome you Home.

Minerva McGonagall
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry