I truly enjoy inspirational stories. I am the person who cheers on the underdog, and then I cry when the underdog wins. I just read about a man named Tylan Bailey who worked as an elementary school janitor for 23 years, and he just graduated from Georgia State University with a teaching degree in Physical Education. He began his studies back in 2017.
I admire this man so much. He said he was inspired by being surrounded by Education all those years - and now he has become an educator! Such dedication and perseverance to reach this degree! Fittingly, he has been asked to be the guest speaker at the 5th grade graduation at his school, Hightower Elementary in DeKalb County. I believe that Tylan has set a wonderful example for all the students in his school, showing them that hard work and goal setting can change and improve one's life. I hope he finds a teaching job immediately!
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