Killian Jones is a 5th grade teacher at a private school, he gets a new pupil during a new school year, and the boy is new to the area, Henry Mills. The boy is instantly fond of his new teacher, Killian. Regina, his mother, relocated to the area, for her day job. Killian and Regina, however, realize they've met before, when they have to meet at Teacher Conferences. Killian can't quite place her, but she remembers him quite well, and hopes that he won't remember how she knows him from the encounter they had the week before school.