JT is one of the most insightful and delightful students I have had the pleasure of working with and learning from over the past three years. This piece is an example of how deeply he thinks about life and how to best live it. He is 17 years old and definitely wise beyond his years.
"I graduated from Arizona State University in December 2000 with a B.A. in Special Education. Also in December of 2000 I moved from Arizona to Portland, Oregon. I earned a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in 2007. During my 11 + years of teaching, all but one year has been in an alternative education setting. I work with students who have emotional and behavioral challenges, and absolutely love it. This is my third year working for Northwest Regional Educational Service District’s Cascade Academy. My goal is to help the students learn that there are no limits to what they can accomplish in their lives. Anything is possible—and great things happen!"