Learn about Kellie Blair Hardt, who overcame homelessness and discouragement at every turn to go from dropout to beloved teacher, in this video from the Dropping Back In series. Kellie overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles—homelessness, alcoholic parents, expulsion from school—to return to school, earn a GED® diploma, and ultimately earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She’s currently a special education teacher and is pursuing a PhD. In 2013, she was one of only five teachers nationwide to receive a National Education Association award for excellence in teaching.
Learn more at the Dropping Back In web site.