High-School Science Teacher
“You are not alone. It is easy to feel isolated, but you are not.”
Previously a high-school teacher and now a Special Education teacher, Corey has professional experience working directly with students with LDs. He remembers the difficult times when he was a high-school student. He remembers how exasperating it was, needing to spend more time studying than others did to do well on a test. He also remembers the pain and embarrassment of feeling like he was the only one experiencing the frustration of living with LDs.
Nevertheless, Corey would like to remind all young people with LDs that they are not alone. He has learned that networking with other people provides useful insights as well as emotional support. This is especially true since showing one’s interest and motivation to others will often create interpersonal bonds of caring and friendship. It can be much easier to reach life goals through the benefit of these support networks. One may also see qualities in others that one would like to possess one day. This will become a source of inspiration and guidance for future choices.
Corey helps his students realize that having LDs does not have to be a limitation. “There are going to be people telling you that you will have difficulty achieving your goals. However, if you are willing to put forth the effort, anything is possible. If you challenge yourself positively, you will eventually find your way to success.”