I finally finished my degree program and am a certified elementary teacher. It has been my lifelong ambition to give back to the community what it gave to me; an education enriched by the personal 'outside' talents and experiences of my teachers. So to Mrs. Fuller, my sixth grade teacher who often brought her Down's Syndrome daughter on field trips . . . to Miss Kroll who saw my clownish antics as an indication that I might possess theatrical talent . . . to Mrs. Williams, the first grade teacher who helped me discover a wonderworld through reading . . . I celebrate you. You were the salt of the earth.