I am a Colorado State University Alum and earned two bachelor's degrees, one in Art Education and another in Fiber Art. As a non-traditional graduate, my perspective on life and school comes from years of experience. I started as a music major many years ago at Phoenix Community College and decided to start a life with my new husband and put school on hold for a time. With renewed interest and ambition, I graduated as a teacher in the spring of 2016. My long term goal is to help at-risk youth. I have volunteered at Platte Valley Youth Services Center in Greeley as their Sewing and Quilting teacher. These students blew the ember of passion for teaching that had long been dormant. I realized, through them that my dream was not dead, just sleeping. I hope to be given a chance to continue teaching at-risk youth. They need teachers who believe in them and are willing to help each one believe in themselves.