By DEBBIE GUARDINO
(Note: The author is a special education teacher and volunteer.)
A year ago I had never heard of Joplin, Missouri or a young man named Will Norton. The devastation left by a deadly EF-5 Tornado led me to reach out to the Joplin School District. I desperately wanted to help the 260 teachers whose schools and classrooms lie in the path of destruction. I knew if I could make it to Joplin and meet with the teachers I could show them how to rebuild their classrooms with DonorsChoose.org.