May 31, 2018

Travis’ Story

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 […]

Lynn’s Story

Mr. Valencia was my 6th grade teacher. Back then, you had the same teacher for every class. He made learning so much fun! I had just moved […]

December 22, 2017

Steve’s Story

I had a 5th grade teacher named Mr. Gavinsky. He taught history and was just one of those really nice teachers. His class wasn’t hard, but maybe […]

Heather’s Story

The teacher that influenced my life the most was undoubtedly my mom, Linda Heacock. I was dyslexic and she was a dyslexia therapist. If it weren’t for […]

December 21, 2017

Erik’s Story

Mr. Jokela was my history teacher. He saw the world differently than anyone I had ever met before. His classes were difficult, but you could tell that […]

December 18, 2017

Scott’s Story

I had an 8th grade PE coach named Perry Fouty. I wasn’t exactly the greatest athlete, but he told me to stick with it. I can still […]

December 13, 2017

Donna’s Story

The teacher that stands out to me as going above and beyond was Mr. Filippi. I was in the hospital with a blood clot that had developed […]

August 31, 2017

Greg’s Story

One teacher I remember very well is Mr. Dunn, my geometry teacher. I wasn’t a big fan of math and he pushed me hard, but he was […]

Ward’s Story

Coach George Smith was a math teacher and the athletic director at my high school. He was a father figure to everyone, even the kids who had […]

Benjamin’s Story

There was a teacher I really didn’t like, I even ended up changing my schedule to get out of his class. The problem was that he was […]

Evan’s Story

High school was where I first realized the impact teachers can have on their students. I went to Gilbert High School and two of my teachers, Mr. […]

Ernesto’s Story

My business teacher in high school was the one who got me into banking. It all started when she asked me what I was interested in, and […]

Kelli’s Story

Mr. Stewart was an over-the-top drama teacher I had in Detroit. Everyone at school really liked him. He was so approachable. We would all see him around […]

Jeri’s Story

I’ll never forget Mrs. Bird, my choir teacher, or the little ‘tweet-tweet’ thing she had us do with our hands when she wanted our attention! Our class […]

Kim’s Story

My 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Gilbertson, had our whole class participate in a program called IALAC. It stands for “I Am Lovable And Capable” and it was […]

Melissa’s Story

I loved Miss Sadler, my homeroom teacher. She helped me so much with the transition into high school, from meeting new friends, to learning the ropes. She […]

Deidre’s Story

I had a math teacher in high school who had such an impact on me. I wasn’t good in math, like, not at all. I was always […]

Sandy’s Story

Ms. Kimball, my high school art teacher, stands out to me as great teacher. She was loving and helpful and made me love art. She taught me […]

Katie’s Story

Mr. Marchello was my high school resource teacher. I haven’t thought about him in such a long time! I was in his class because I had some […]

Julie’s Story

Mr. Patterson was my English teacher. I remember him being so relatable. He was easy to talk to and he wanted all of his students to dive […]

Cody’s Story

I was adopted when I was in the 1st grade and my teacher, Mrs. Jeannie Islander, made the adjustment so easy for me. She gave me lots […]

Matt’s Story

Ms. Byrd, my senior year English teacher, had a huge impact on my life. She wasn’t just focused on teaching us English, she was the kind of […]

Angelina’s Story

Mr. Putz is a high-school teacher that I remember so well. I went to Catholic school and there was a lot of structure, but he wasn’t like […]

Kelly’s Story

I didn’t even know I wanted to be a teacher until I was much older. My son was born premature and so I became a stay-at-home mom, […]

Chris’ Story

The teacher who had the biggest impact on my life was definitely Mr. Langraff. I was always in special reading classes because I had dyslexia, but no […]

June 29, 2017

Diane’s Story

For me, I always think of each student as a puzzle. There are pieces to the puzzle and I have to put the pieces together to make […]

Janet’s Story

Kindergartners need to know they’re safe, that I love them, and that they’re in a community where we all care about each other. Every day I greet […]

Jennifer’s Story

Every child is an individual. They all have likes and dislikes that are unique to them. It’s my job to get where they’re coming from and understand […]

Tammy’s Story

I want my students to love coming to school. I want them to love to learn. We all have kids who come in crying at the beginning […]

Zach’s Story

The ones that come into my class that are maybe considered “behind” or “below,” are my favorite to work with. Those are the ones who, when you […]

May 1, 2017

Taryn’s Story

My third grade teacher, Mrs. Duffner, gave me the confidence to believe in my art ability. We had an art project to draw an animal and I […]