This is a graduate student contribution to the C2C project through Arizona State University. The interview is with Mr. Mark Gilbert, a high school special education teacher, in Birmingham, Alabama. The focus of the interview is on his work in special education. He provides an in-depth look at the role of special education teachers, particularly those in Alabama. Mr. Gilbert discusses various regulations, burn-out rate, and the negative discrepancies between special education teachers and general educators while also shining a positive light on why he remains in such a high-stress education role.