My name is Dawn Fairchild, and I know the purpose of life. It is to live each day joyously, to the best of our ability. To accomplish this, I smile, say encouraging words, and offer a helping hand. Simple, yes, but not simplistic. I continue each day, each task, and each challenge in this manner. This suits me and serves me well as an Adapted Physical Education Teacher in the Solana Beach School District. Working with children who possess a wide range of abilities, my initial desire is to communicate to each child a feeling of hope and empowerment.
So, my students know that when they see my smiling face they are about to have fun, face a challenge, work hard, receive support and encouragement, and eventually master whatever challenge they are working toward.