I had finally found a place where it was acceptable to be myself, and this place was my high school, yes, that’s right, my high school. I had just moved with my family and so I started high school as an unknown and that’s just how I liked it.
I started my freshmen year with the classes every student had to take but my teachers soon picked up on my true nature and began to use that to allow me to learn more easily. The first example was my history teacher who loved to discuss things rather then lecture. He allowed me to sing my way through many of my written assignments, making parodies of popular songs. This strategy allowed me to learn my course material and entertain the students in my class.
The biggest breakthrough for me came when my English teacher saw that I was doing well in her class and asked me to take part in the theatre productions for my school. I loved every minute of practice and loved becoming the characters but even more than that I loved being a part of something.
The memories I have of high school are due in large part to those teachers who found ways to work with what I had to offer.
My name is Elizabeth. I graduated from college with a degree in child development and training in Special Education. When I am not teaching preschool, I enjoy writing and spending time with my family.Share your own story