I can’t believe it's November already — time for the first round of parent-teacher conferences for Kindergarten.

It brought me back to memories of last year’s conference. Pre-k 4 was so different. It was a true inclusion class run by a special education teacher and the classroom provided a lot of support and individual interventions for all of the students which set the bar of expectations high for me as a parent.

Last year’s meeting started when her teacher told me how much she loved Ally’s quirky personality. That Ally was funny, sweet, and special.

She told me all of…

Laura J. Murphy, MFA, MEd

writer, advocate, educator

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