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6. Mrs. Wilson, my fourth grade teacher.
Got me into creative world. Coming from a household that was intellectual and didn't encourage creative work, I was a budding but un-acknowledged artist. Mrs. Wilson put one of my drawings on cover of school newsletter. I was never same after that.
7. Miss Adams, my first grade teacher.
She showed me how much I loved to teach. I was assigned to teach new girl, Janie Lambert, how to read. I've been teaching (and loving it) ever since.
8. Mrs. Sledge, my piano teacher.
She taught me discipline. I started, with great excitement at age of 6 and learned I could learn something very hard if I would just stick with it. She taught character along with piano. I stood up tall when I walked in for my lessons (and when I walked out)! 9. Mr. Framingham, high school English teacher, who supervised my student teaching.
He taught me how to really teach. At local high school, he taught honors class and remedial class, and under his supervision, I taught both. Anyone can teach brightest and best. Mr. Framingham knew how to teach people who were very difficult to teach. He told me senior year in high school would be their last chance for a formal learning experience, and he wanted to make it happen. Go Mr. Framingham!
10. Dr. Porter, my college Greek and Mythology teacher.
He (and really all ones I've mentioned) taught me to love learning. So incredibly passionate about his field, he made Greek (the language), interesting ... every morning at 8 a.m. He couldn't wait to begin class. He never wanted to let us go. "Just one more thing," he would say, his eyes gleaming.
He, and all other great teachers I've had, lit a fire under me, igniting a lifetime love of learning. I hope youíve had some too! If so, pass it on.
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