| Anela Peterson stepped into her classroom. This was the first day of school, and she wanted to make final preparations for the day's students to arrive. Anela was a young, first-year teacher, nervous about what was to come. She had attended Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. She had taken a job at the local elementary school as a special education teacher. She knew this was what she wanted to do; she wanted to make a difference, to show these students that they could be loved, that they could learn despite their obstacles. She smiled as she heard the first student arrive.