MY WHY: Andy Mielke
Band + Choir Teacher, Pullman High School
"My why is pretty easy. In high school band, choir, and drama I found a home - a group of kids and teachers - that knew me, that cared about me, and that gave me meaningful place to use my talents and to grow as a person. I decided that if I could have any part of doing that for other young people, it would be a great and meaningful career. I have found working with high school students in the arts is a great way to provide a place for them like the one provided for me, and I love my job so much!"