Gail Pelsnik! I had her in 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades. I don’t know how I got lucky enough to get her so many years in a row. She followed me from junior high to high school and she was a hoot. On the first day of class, she had her rules written on the board and they were: no laughing, keep your head down, and do your work. Then at the very bottom, it said, “I don’t like kids.” It broke the ice and got everyone laughing. She was great because she realized that we were going to be kids and she worked with that. It was easier to learn in her class because she tailored her teaching to the individual personalities.