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Fountain teacher uses 'I Have a Dream' scholarship to advance dreams of others


Last updated 1/18/2022 at 3:43pm

Christy McGee

Samantha James is shown in her classroom at Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8's A.I.M. Education Center.

Western Governors University

There's no way that Martin Luther King Jr. could have possibly known the impact decades later of these infamous four words, "I have a Dream." Today, there are millions who have embraced that dream in a multitude of ways.

In education, especially, King's dream has lived on by elevating others to achieve more, rise above and create change through their advanced achievements. Including Samantha James.

For James, it was five simple words that fueled her drive for a college degree: "I wanted to do more."

James had a burning desire to become a full-fledged teacher. Sh...

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