"Crazy journey, right? Almost 14 years of fighting for creativity and learning, just so that I could provide it to my learners. I’m sure it’s quite similar to others’ journeys through education and I’m thankful for every. single. step. It’s made me know that I am home. I will spend the rest of my education career helping others get to the magical place I’ve seen when learning isn’t about a THING or an ACRONYM, where learning is about authentic experiences, removing ceilings, and engaging with the world. While the world argues about whether or not gifted ed is fair, starts movements like #CS4All, and marvels at the obvious idea that art belongs in STEM, I’m just going to focus on my own mission….. Let’s MAKE school more, pun totally intended. Making, dreaming, doing, designing, and becoming a better version of ourselves. Teachers and students. ALL of them, ALL of us. Learners."