Emory Ryals has always had an appreciation for art, but it wasn’t until her sophomore year at Ole Miss that she decided to pick up a paintbrush and pursue her passion to paint. She has since moved from Oxford to Marks, Mississippi to teach special education inclusion and biology, but her art continues to shine in all that she does.
Karen Krikorian’s life as a special education teacher has changed since graduating in May. She knew she always wanted to be a special education teacher because of her brother Michael Krikorian, 20, who has Asperger’s.
Many Americans believe one should pack their bags and explore the world after college. However, Marlee Sue Bradley, who was born and raised in small town Corinth, wants to remain there.
Tiffany Casey, a fourth grade teacher at Northeast Lauderdale Elementary School in Meridian, believes covering so much material in a fast-paced environment can lead students to become less confident in their work. She says quality is more important than quantity.
A young father is demonstrating what it means to provide for his family, achieve his goals, and improve his life by earning a college degree to forge a path as a coach and teacher.
The deep South is a place where many feel at home. Lafayette High School librarian Ann Roberts, 47, has returned to Oxford at several key moments in her life. She made a career out of giving back to her community through education and hopes to inspire others to do the same.