Megan Lavin

My name is Megan Lavin.  I am a special education teacher in the Boston Public School system.  I am in my 14th year teaching in the Emotional Impairment Strand at the Beethoven School.  I have taught 1st grade, 5th grade and presently teach Kindergarten.  The population of students I work with struggle with self-regulation.  Many…

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Arthur Greenslade

Bill and Ted’s excellent adventures Hi my name is Ted, and Bill is my service dog.  Bill and I have worked together for the past 11 years. He’s been my best friend, confidant,and companion for so long it saddens me that Bill can no longer perform his duties as a service dog.  So now, it’s…

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Kacper Rodzik

My name is Kacper Rodzik and I am a 14 year old student in 8th grade. I was originally born in Poland and I came to United States with my family when I was 1 year old. After moving from South Boston, I have lived in Canton, MA for the past 11 years. My biggest…

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Isaac Lewis

Isaac is an 11-year-old boy who loves cars, babies (both animal and human), Legos and video games. He is a very bright and friendly 6th grader who loves math and history and also happens to struggle with Autism and ADHD. He is a caring brother to his two younger sisters (he would also like me…

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Joanne Sykes

Joanne Sykes is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working with close to 600 5th and 6th grade students in the Town of Falmouth, MA.   She has worked as an educator, counselor, and mentor for over 16 years and has continued her own professional development, receiving a Masters of Emergency Management in 2017.  Joanne’s focus is…

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Jordan Gouthro

Jordan is a 12 year old boy who loves baseball, football, and animals. He is a very sweet boy who struggles with autism, severe anxiety, ADHD and OCD, among other things.  This makes everyday life very hard for him.  Jordan has a very hard time in school, and also has difficulty with outside activities and…

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Allie Vega

Hi my name is Alexzandra Vega. People often knows me as Allie. I am a deaf mom of two beautiful children ages 6 and 2. I am also a full time student and a Relief worker helping individuals with developmental disabilities. I am trying to work my way up in life for myself and my…

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Jack Gerard

I’ve always wondered who I will be, but it’s always interesting to gather yourself and explain who you are to others.  I feel as though I’ve become good natured, and always full of laughs.  I know there is much to journey towards but I’m living in the present pushing for an independent future. I grew…

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Talia Ze’evi

Hi, my name is Talia Ze’evi and I am 9 years old.  I am a little girl who desperately wants to perform in plays and in dance recitals, sing and play instruments in concerts, speak with new people I meet and have and enjoy all the experiences a typical nine-year-old girl enjoys – I am…

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Jeffrey Zwearcan

They call me Jeff, and my current service dog is “The Dude.” We have just retired after thirty-five years of working for the State of Massachusetts. At fifteen years of age, Dude is no longer able to perform many helpful tasks which have helped me to maintain my independence, as I have been confined to…

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