On her desk, Lindsay Murray (VA '16) keeps a silver bell—a cherished childhood gift from her aunt, an elementary school teacher and Lindsay's professional inspiration. "It reminds me that with hard work and dedication you can make all your dreams come true," says Lindsay.
Recent shifts in policies and attitudes toward immigrants have Gina Benz's students on edge. Her antidote to uncertainty: encouraging students to share their powerful stories.
Lindsay Frevert (NJ '16) only spends 183 days with her second-graders, but they're stuck with her forever. She cheers from the sidelines at their sporting events, attends their graduations and tracks their progress closely through college and beyond: "I know I am successful when my students grow up to be independent and successful citizens."