The person who inspired me to become a teacher was my ninth grade English honors teacher, Mr. David Nunnery. He made class exciting and meaningful, and that’s not an easy thing to do with English.
I can remember being excited to go to class and disappointed when he was out sick. He would always hold me to high expectations, check me when I didn’t rise to them, and reset them when I seemed to be reaching them too easily. He would always say, “Are you sure you want to be a teacher?” and then joke about how I’ll be broke all the time like he is. Great teachers are one in a million and I am truly blessed to have had one.