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Kim Wootton, New Tech High @ Coppell

“As a New Tech facilitator, I often feel like that early adventurer who carefully placed his unsteady foot on a fallen log.”

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Veronica Deneumostier, Independence Elementary School

“Each day I not only live, but I love, laugh, and learn. This is why I teach.”

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Pepper Givens, Brownsville Independent School District

“It wasn’t soon after I met Roy that I discovered he liked to draw, and I discovered that I could use drawing as a good incentive to get him to take a stab at the guided reading books I picked out for him. Each day that he successfully read two guided reading books, I let him draw for five minutes at the end of each lesson. This strategy seemed to work, for a while.”

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Vashelle Nino, Mililani High School

“I was an ‘Army Brat.’ I went ten schools in four states and one foreign country, and the disconnect among them really messed me up.”

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Mehreen Tejani, His Highness Shia Ismaili Council Religious Teacher

“When I teach, my goal is for the students to be comfortable and confident articulating their dual identity.”

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