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My name is Annabele Bloomer. I teach at Springmill Elementary kindergarten. I chose IUPUI School of Education. I was at IU Bloomington and I was a psychology major. My switch to IU School of Education there, I wasn't loving the big school atmosphere. I wanted more connections with my teachers, more connections with my classmates, just more intimate classrooms. And I decided to transfer IUPUI and I got exactly that. And I also got like being in Indianapolis, which is where I was going to teach. And they all we're all familiar with indianapolis and they were familiar with that area and or had been teachers there to the school of education, opened my eyes to urban education. And it definitely opened my eyes to different experiences and experiences that I didn't think that I was going to participate in. My student taught in IPS, and I absolutely fell in love with it. And I said public education is for me and that is what I'm gonna be doing for the rest of my life. Now, the constant scholarship impacted me, not even knowing that it would even be a possibility for me. It definitely gave me just hope in everything. Putting yourself out there, telling your story, telling your why, and just realizing that there's help out there are going to school, it was already really hard for me financially. It was like an added stress onto the schoolwork and everything else. The ability to receive scholarships and the ability to receive help with all of that gave me a lot of extra relief and less stress. If I didn't have those scholarships, I probably would have had to take a break with school. I probably wouldn't be able to complete the program and the time that I was able to complete it. So it was a huge blessing. Thank you so much to the IU School of Education donors. I couldn't have done this without you.