To teach is to be the ultimate performer, because it demands daily inspiration as well as the courage and enthusiasm to speak before an audience of students that are not always receptive or even attentive. To teach with a disability creates an even greater challenge. Each day presents its own demands, and outstanding teachers, like Vickie Boutiette, rise to the day. Despite the difficulties that Vickie faces when speaking, she has inspired her students, fellow teachers, and the community. She held onto her dream of teaching, never giving up hope. In spite of her personal struggles, her faith in God and His plan for her life have made her a role model worthy of emulation. The Partnership for America’s Future congratulates Vickie and commends her for her fortitude and commitment to teaching.