My experience with SMART began in 1992, the first year we had the opportunity in Albany. I had to stop in 2010, due to health reasons, or I’d still be there.
One highlight for me was having Zack for a partner. When he entered the room, he would pause; break out in a huge grin, then rush to greet me. Not unlike many other SMART kids, but there was something especially eager and open about him. During his second year, tho’ not a reader with me, he still gave me that big smile and a hug. Our paths cross occasionally, and it’s still the same. That’s my reward.