My road in life has been direct.
Awarded "National Teacher of the Year" in 2014; at age 30, he was one of the youngest winners ever.
Grew up with an alcoholic mother; says his home life started to affect his self-esteem, his desire to learn.
In eleventh grade, he had an AP English teacher who was "on fire for literature," made him want to start excelling again.
Suddenly, Sean was staying up late, working his hardest to impress this teacher; says that by making him feel valued, his teacher turned his life around.
Found he had a "gnawing discontent" with the lack of opportunities afforded to students; decided he could be the person to change that.
Saw kids who had a ton of potential and just needed someone to push them, so he became that person.
Says the teachers who left an impression on him were unique and authentic, so he puts forth an effort to be honest and open in the classroom.
Believes you need to find something that makes you come alive, or find something that bothers you and work to change it.
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