I love working with children and I feel that I have a lot of patience. I love being there when a child is finally getting a concept that we have been working so hard on and knowing that I am the person that can actually get through to them when no one else does. I want to make a difference in the lives of the students that I work with and currently am very proud to be making such gains with the students that I work with. Growing up, my closest cousin had Down syndrome and I can remember modifying different board games so that we could play together. I also have several college and grad school friends with disabilities.