Recognizing Students & Teachers
Who Have Overcome Challenges to Succeed
The IATOR philosophy is accountability in all areas of life. Mary Elizabeth felt that it was crucial to always be personally responsible, not for gain or advancement, but because it was the right thing to do. “I am the one responsible for the consequences of my actions” was the phrase that Mary Elizabeth wrote on her English class blackboard each morning for 27 years. After the writing of these words she would remind her students to think carefully about their actions during the day and to act responsibly in whatever they were doing. This phrase and the might of her daily action inspired thousands of children to take charge of their future.