“…A good role model is somebody you can look to that they are just the way they are but they invite you to be somebody you didn’t ever think you could be.  I struggled in elementary school.  I qualified for Special Ed.  School was pretty much a struggle from grade school all the way up until my last two years in high school.  Mr. Rowley was my 6th grade teacher.  I felt like a person in his class, like somebody.  From that point on it pretty much made the difference for me staying in school, sticking it out and even helping me decide to become a teacher.”

Michael, a teacher who once struggled as a young student, is now a role model for his own class of 4th grade students.

We are so proud of you Michael!