I would have to say my experience at Southwest Tech changed my life completely. I not only left school with a diploma, I left with a huge admiration for an instructor, Dorothy Shaw. After graduation I went on to open my own salon, a business I owned for 16 years. While working I got my instructors license and started teaching part time. Eventually I was asked to teach full-time, so I sold my salon to a former client and I teach cosmetology full time to this day. It was because of Dorothy that I went back to school to teach, she was an amazing educator who inspired me.