Rachel Henderson (New Mexico Corps ’13)

As Gallupians, we share a rich culture. Gallup is the definition of diverse--from the people who live there to the weather to the landscape. I remember when I graduated from high school, I swore to myself I would get out of New Mexico. I believed if going to school elsewhere, I would have more opportunities and have a better education. It was not until the two weeks before I started at Gallup Mid that I knew I was exactly where I wanted to be. I wanted teach students who could make a difference in the world, their country, their state, their community, and themselves. Serving my community means I teach kids like me. They need a teacher who can tell them the can do amazing things because that is what they are—already amazing.

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