During the course of my studies at Goddard, I focused on creating peace in education and integrating the arts into elementary classrooms. This information was vital to me as I am creating an alternative school for students 3-12. My advisors pushed me to do my best work and encouraged me every step of the way. They guided me by making helpful suggestions and supported my process. The residencies re-charged me. They inspired me with the workshops, peer discussions, and special speakers. I became focused and motivated also. My experience at Goddard gave me confidence and a powerful feeling that I am capable of being the change I want to see in the world. Studying at Goddard was hard work ,but was also a joy. It was the best choice I could have made for what I wanted to study. Absolutely!