Among Liz Byron’s 42 sixth-grade students, there are only four laptops to share. Not good enough for her students, and not good enough for her.
The 28-year-old special education teacher at Gardner Pilot Academy is dedicated to bringing her students
into the digital age in a spectacular way. She’s going to embark on an insanely challenging 155-mile ultra-marathon … through the Sahara Desert. She’s working to raise the $50,000 needed to purchase 30 more laptops and to sponsor her race in the Marathon Des Sables in Morrocco, a six-day annual event considered to be the toughest foot race on the planet.
155 miles of it.
As a teacher of numbers, Liz Byron might tell you to do the math.
Check out the local news’ coverage of Byron’s story: