2019-20 Michigan Teacher of the Year
I think I wanted to become a teacher first at probably about the age of four. My little brother was born and I realized I could make him do things. So that's probably not very inspirational, but, teaching my brother colors and shapes, and then later my sister, really sparked the love of teaching and learning for me.
When a student gets something that they haven't gotten before and they have that 'A-Ha!' moment, it's like a form of euphoria, it's amazing and it makes you feel like your work matters.