My name is Loren Brittney Thompson. This is my second and final year in the Educational Psychology Special Education Program at University of Connecticut, while also finishing up my Army ROTC commitment. I am the second born of five girls in my family. I grew up in Windsor, Connecticut, studied undergrad at the University of Hartford, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves in 2014. I am twenty-five years old and I have been teaching Special Education for three years ranging from Kindergarten through 8th grade. I am participating in the CT LEND Program this year to grow my knowledge and acquire skills in efforts to be the best special education teacher that I can be but to also help my students and their families with diverse approaches.