ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brian Watkins is married with three children in Lafayette, LA. They became guardians to his wife’s youngest sister after losing both of her parents at a young age. The couple’s first son was born with a disability known as Spina Bifida. Brian is a special education teacher and holds a MA in special education. He and his wife developed the Dreams Foundation of Acadiana to provide programs and activities for individuals with special needs in their community. Brian and his family received the Governor’s Gold Award as Family of the Year in 2009 for their work with disabilities within Louisiana. Brian also received the Governor’s Gold Award as Educator of the Year in 2014 for his special education work. Most recently, Brian received the 2020 LEF award for Inspirational teacher of the year.