In this video, Julie Lang recalls how as a high school student with cerebral palsy, one teacher’s poor choice of words stunned her while another teacher’s high expectations launched her forward. Both experiences helped her to become the fearless teacher she is today. Julie is currently a high school history teacher at Walnut Grove Christian School in North Carolina.
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