We all came to teaching from different histories. Anthony Mullen tells his powerful and painful story as a child growing up and how he learned how life is unpredictable, sometimes awful and sometimes good. Learning to persevere will get you through the hard times Anthony still teaches, but with students whose lives mirror his own. He teaches in an alternative high school. How fortunate are his students! Not a story to be missed. Wow!
National Teacher of the Year, 2009: Why I Became a Teacher: Why I'm Still Teaching. Guest: Anthony Mullen. 11.18.13. Education Week Teacher