Nicole Twomey (special education teacher)

My first impression of James Colburn—I can’t say it without a smile—was, ‘oh my God, this is one of the kids I’m gonna be dealing with all year.’ I had just graduated college, and special education wasn’t on my radar. James changed any conception I had about kids with developmental disabilities. He’s a perfect example of why inclusion works. He has been my assistant coach for several years now, and it was that group of kids, with James at the forefront, that made me pursue a career in special education.