She knew her training as a teacher for D.C. children with disabilities wouldn't be easy. But she found obstacles in places she didn't expect.
As a deaf man in Nigeria, Godwin Irokaba was an object of pity. A fellowship at Gallaudet University is transforming him into an agent of change.
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 2 p.m. ET
Special education teacher Samantha Cleaver fields questions and comments about her experiences teaching in D.C. public schools.
Read more stories from Washington Post Magazine's fall 2006 Education Review.