Hello, my name is Emily Jacobsen. I have always wanted to be a teacher. I did not realize I wanted to become a special education teacher until I was a freshman in high school and lived next to a child with Autism. He would come over to my house everyday and wanted to play with me. I loved spending time with him. I knew he needed to feel loved and accepted and was not receiving that at school or at home. This broke my heart, thus causing me to want to be a teacher who loves, cares, accepts, and makes her students feel important when no one else does.