Aryn Kendyll Armstrong
Texas A&M University
Kendyll’s love for people with special needs blossomed from volunteering at Campfire Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, which works to improve the quality of life for children and adults with physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, social, and spiritual needs through equine and agricultural connections. She was captivated by the pure joy and love she experienced from the riders at Campfire Creek and knew that she had discovered her passion and career path. Kendyll chose to attend Texas A&M University to develop the skill set she needs to achieve her goals. These goals consist of breaking down all limitations perceived by or placed on her students and creating an accepting environment in the school and community. Kendyll’s studies at Texas A&M have further fueled her internal fire for teaching. She can’t wait to get into the classroom, apply everything she has learned, and start making a difference.
Kendyll has always been a leader in her school and community, and excelled both academically and athletically. She was a captain on both the track and volleyball teams in high school. Additionally, she was selected to attend the George W. Bush leadership camp Camp 43: Leader of One, Leader of Many, where she was recognized and celebrated for her leadership abilities.
"Some see the disabilities, but special education teachers see the possibilities."