When thinking about what I do and the reason(s) why I do them, my mind goes directly to my promise to educate all families from the youngest to the oldest. Why? I do so because I believe that by being available for the whole family, I’m better able to bridge the gap between home and school. I began teaching on the preschool level, followed by entering into the world of special education within the elementary and middle school sector, and am now an administrator administration all for the simple fact that (I believe) God knows that our children and families are still desiring to see that individuals in our school systems (that look like them) care and will continuously push for the whole family to succeed. I know what my struggles were through primary, secondary, undergrad, grad school, etc., and I’ve committed both my ministerial and secular teaching careers to uplifting families.