I am deeply honored and grateful to have been chosen as the Founders Award recipient for 2022. I am proud to represent all my colleagues from Alabama and Mississippi. Over the years I have been involved in many professional organizations at state and national levels and SCOLT immediately became my favorite conference. SCOLT impressed me the most because of the quality of the presentations and the amazing network with very talented educators. Through SCOLT, I not only have represented my state as the Best of State presentation, but I also have expanded my knowledge on teaching strategies, connected with colleagues and reconnected with friends. The highlight of my SCOLT experience was to be part of the SCOLT board from 2013-2017 as the Program Director. This showed me that I was working with an incredible group of professionals that was offering the best program to so many educators. I humbly thank the SCOLT Board for this prestigious recognition.