[Sandra McBrayer] is being honored by the Washington-based Council of Chief State School Officers and the Encyclopaedia Britannica for her work at a school she founded six years ago in downtown San Diego to serve forgotten teen-agers living in marginal circumstances.
McBrayer, by all accounts, has that ability. "[Sandy] has a rare gift," [Pete Treadwell] said.
McBrayer was teaching juvenile offenders in the court school system when she decided that it was time to take a school to the streets. "I realized that part our responsibility is to take school to the students and not just wait for them to come to us," McBrayer said.