I had Ms. Lee for English I through IV. She didn’t believe in accepting less than your best and never gave out 100s on writing assignments.
I was friends with her youngest son and he told me that one night she spend four-and-a-half hours grading a one page paper I had summited to find a mistake so I could get my usual 99.
She taught me to aim high and then reach higher. I still have the one 100 writing paper I did for her, and it’s been more than 20 years.
Thank you, Ms. Lee, for teaching me that I could do the undoable. I hope I impact my students half as much as you did me.
Submitted by Sharon Spikes, Ms. Lee’s student at Roff High School from 1985 to 1989.