GUEST COMMENTARY: We need more Arvarh Stricklands

Friday, May 3, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

When I got rejected from a teaching organization in January, I cried for 15 minutes and then pulled myself together. I had to figure out what I was feeling. Was I angry? Was I sad? Was I unworthy? I convinced myself that "yes" wasn't an answer to any of these questions, as far as I was concerned. Because when I applied, it was never about me, it was about the kids I wanted to teach.