Erin Gruwell, Freedom Writers author, founder, and teacher, was the keynote speaker at the TCSD Opening Institute for employees. Her story was the inspiration for the 2007 movie "Freedom Writers." Erin Gruwell began her teaching career in a rough neighborhood in LA to a group of kids that most people had given up on. Through her caring guidance, patience, and desire to equalize the playing field, she was able to help change students' lives. While here, Erin wanted to share a message to the parents in Tooele County.