My name is Bessie Lynn Butler-Evans. I was born and raised on a small farm in Caldwell, Texas. I graduated from Caldwell High School in 1973, then attended Blinn Junior College and after that the University of Texas in Austin, graduating in 1978. I believe "all children can learn" so I work to prepare children for graduation and life after high school. Therefore, one of my motivational quotes is "Enter to Learn, Exit to Serve" by Mary McLeod Bethune. I believe in Genesis -- alternative education. It is a must for students who need a non-traditional path to high school graduation. I am committed to the philosophy and goals of Genesis.