Seeing Through Difficulty

“Your hardest [kids], . . . they’re the ones who stay with you,” says Maralee Powell, a K–5 special-ed teacher who works with troubled children. She tells of one particular student who, “to a degree, . . . felt like a really bad kid.” But where some see only volatile behavior, Powell listens to the stories, tales of crushing home lives, struggle, and trauma. 

Read Powell’s full story at BYU Magazine.

Full Name: 
Maralee Mortensen Powell
Grad Year: 
BS 1994
BYU Magazine
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