Annmarie Small came to the United States from Jamaica 18 years ago, dreaming of a better life for her and her son. "I was struggling financially," she said, "and even having a master's degree, I wasn't able to make ends meet."
She was hired to teach at Cornerstone Learning Academy in Tallahassee, Florida, where she found not only a good job, but a community who inspired her. She says her school taught her about being an American. Recently she became a United States citizen. With her in the courtroom were her fourth grade students, both past and present, to support their teacher. They all celebrated afterward with a party.