Sylas McQueen was born to Wallace McQueen and Jennifer McQueen in the 1950's in a Scottish community. Around 1975, Sylas realied he was transgender, and met Dr. Fergus Norton. Fergus told Sylas about the procedure, and several months later, Annie St. Claire was born. Immediatley, she began her teaching career in a small Scottish village known as Viewport. The then headmistress, Winnie Paish died of old age, so Annie took over. The school ran smoothly, until she asked a teacher called Miss Sharpe to give sort out her office for her. Miss Sharpe found the documents revealing Annie was transgender which Miss Sharpe accidentally revealed to the whole school. Annie got seriously bullied that she moved to Appaloosa Plains and began teaching there.