“I am inspired to teach because I believe that all students can and will achieve success when provided the right tools and support team,” says Ali. “I want to be part of that support team for my students. I want to provide them the tools they need to achieve their goals, as well as teach them how to use those tools. Most importantly, I want my students to know how to advocate for themselves. I believe in empowering my students to speak up for what they need to be successful, not only within the school setting but in all areas of their lives.”
Congratulations on your recognition, Ali, and thank you for starting your students on a successful path to self-advocacy!