Vista Alternative High School

Yuma Union High School District

Vista High School English students will forever have their stories preserved in the Library of Congress. That's because they took advantage of the fact that StoryCorps stopped by in Yuma and recorded their personal stories on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.

Lauren Arrington is a Special Education teacher at Vista Alternative (Strategies for Success) High School in Yuma.  In Work Stories, Lauren recalls the "roughest year of her life"—her first year teaching at an inner-city school in Kansas City, Missouri...(originally aired 10/16/13)

I grew up in this little bubble in Oklahoma and then I go to this inner-city school...it was like culture shock.

This story is also featured in KAWC's October 16th Arizona Edition, which can be found in the related content below.