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I was diagnosed with ASD 1 (Previously known as Asperger’s Syndrome) when I was 18. I may not have had the opportunity to receive the support that exists out there for children with autism, but I want to be a part of providing that support now to our neurodiverse students at Gateway Academy. Watching our students grow into the miraculous people they are meant to be continues to drive me forward in my own life. I have found my purpose thanks to the students and community at my school.

I love the genuine care and thought that goes into what we do here. I appreciate the teachers for the way they support each student individually and meet them where they are; I love that we go above and beyond to make sure our students are supported and FEEL supported. Our school accepts students of all kinds, regardless of income levels, race, gender, religion. The community here at Gateway is one that fosters kindness, adaptability, hope, and growth, and I feel empowered to be a part of it.

I believe a good education should be available to all students, regardless of household income. If a student has a drive to succeed and to learn in an environment that fosters that same mindset, we as educators should provide that opportunity without a barrier that they have no control in changing. Schools of Choice offer a wrecking ball to low-income students that want to break down the wall inhibiting them from seeking a better education.

I love that there is a supportive network of schools, educators, parents, and allies that are committed to helping students succeed. It makes me very hopeful for the future of our youth.


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