Michon Silapath EOU psychology major

“I had a lot of reasons to go back to school and finish my degree. I initially went to college right after high school and was unaware that I was dyslexic. I didn’t know how my brain worked and I didn’t know I needed accommodations. Now in my late 30s, I was bothered by the fact that I ran a business where I did dyslexia tutoring, but I didn’t have a bachelor’s degree. I felt really uncomfortable asking clients to trust me because I felt I didn’t have enough education. Between having a business, a family and living in a rural area I knew online education was my only option. It has been great to have this opportunity to go to school on my schedule. For me, going back to school was something I had to do to prove to myself that I could do it. I also wanted to show the kids I work with that it can be done, disability or not. Working with disability services, I am able to be the student I always knew I could be. I love adding to my education and being able to finish my degree. I think it is something that will be a lifelong benefit in many ways.”

Michon Silapath
The Dalles, Ore.