Morris Council, III, Ph.D., serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of West Georgia in the Department of Literacy and Special Education. He received his BS in education and MEd in curriculum and teacher leadership; both from Miami University. He earned his PhD in special education and applied behavior analysis from The Ohio StateUniversity. His research, teaching, and service are conducted through a paradigm of equity and access. His research agenda includes two foci: (1) instructional interventions for improving academic outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners; and (2) student-athlete academic achievement. Morris shares with us his three tenets of education and how to maintain empathy during these unprecedented times.