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Mark Chartier

Every day, I mentor students who must overcome serious challenges.

But I know they can persevere, because I did.

Growing up with Tourette’s syndrome, I had poor grades and demonstrated significant behaviors, but thanks to positive relationships with my educators, I was able to defy expectations and succeed in school.

As an adult, I sustained a brain injury and developed a significant stutter that made life exasperating. Despite these challenges, I went on to earn two master’s degrees and make an impact as a special education teacher.

I am a walking success story. Despite challenging disabilities, I built a prosperous career in education. Now, I want to see others triumph over their individual obstacles. By sharing my journey, I educate others about diversity, advocate for individuals with disabilities, and to motivate people to overcome serious challenges

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