About the Author
Working with the men on such an intimate basis required him to dig deep within himself to discover the depths of his abilities and when he did he found that he possessed patience and a tenderness he did not know existed. He duly changed his major from art education to special education and discovered a new purpose in life. When time came to do his student teaching he felt as if it were his reward for all of the hard work he had done in college. While student teaching Mr. Love had the privilege to work in a school with a behavior intervention program, where he spent a lot of time. Mr. Love knew then that his life experiences, behavioral intervention experiences working for the non-profit, and university training would culminate helping underserved children in an alternative behavior setting.
After earning his Bachelor's degree in Special Education in 1999, he stayed on as a caregiver until he went to work as a teacher in the fall of 2000. He has been teaching at-risk and hard-to-reach students ever since and becomes more passionate about it every day. He has since earned a Master's degree in education. Mr. Love is currently living the quiet, normal life he has always wanted in Tennessee.