It takes courage to follow one's heart, and that's exactly what Debbie Spalding did 31 years ago when she accepted her first job as a special education teacher.
This month, Spalding will retire from the only career she has ever known.
But, initially, it wasn't her first career choice.
She had planned on becoming a nurse. She even went to nursing school, but experiencing the death of several of her patients was too much for her.