Mrs. Rogers taught me how to read. She taught me a love of school and learning. I loved going to her class, because she was part like a grandmother, and part like a friend. She was nurturing and caring, friendly and fun, but also made sure we took care of business. I know that the first years of my education helped shape the person I was to become… a teacher.
Mrs. Peer was my fifth grade teacher in a very small public school in northern New Hampshire. Everyone knew everyone else, and my grade was infamously well known.
Mrs. Peer treated us with respect. She challenged us. She pushed us to be better students. Most importantly, she read aloud to us.
One of the books she read aloud, Goodnight Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian, is the first chapter book I remember re-reading over and over again. I had struggled with reading as a young child, and Mrs. Peer helped me learn to love stories. I read more, and my reading improved.
There aren’t enough good things to can say about the woman who was my first-grade teacher and therefore my formal introduction to education. She taught me such essentials as reading, writing my name, math and more.
But more than that, Mrs. Cooper was a staple of our small, island community; by the time she was teaching me she had already taught my father, aunts, uncles and so many of the leaders in my hometown. Everyone loved her, and they still do, for her emphasis on teaching the whole student. No one left her classroom without learning what it meant to be kind, how to share, how to have good manners, how to speak respectfully to adults and to each other and so much more. She didn’t just teach us, she loved us!
Many years have passed, but I will never forget Mrs. Gutstine. I was six years old, shy, and failing first grade.My mom, a former teacher, was concerned about my academic progress and lack of confidence. Mrs. Gutstine, a veteran teacher and my tutor, taught me how to read and solve math problems by giving me small prizes, playing learning games, and building my confidence by telling me I was smart.
Mrs. Kim Morris was the most inspirational teacher I’ve ever had. She believed in me, even when I did not believe in myself. She taught me how to read and write. She also taught me how to enjoy life and how to love. She was such an inspiration to me. I will never forget Mrs. Morris.
Mrs. McKee (who was Miss Hunter at the time) was such a phenomenal English teacher. She fostered my love of reading and was always encouraging me to try new genres and broaden my horizons. She especially helped me to grow as a writer. I developed a love of vocabulary as her student, which she helped me to embed within my prose. Subsequently to moving to a new town and then graduating from high school, college, and graduate school, I’ve been able to keep in touch with Mrs. McKee. Her calm, nurturing, and encouraging ways are hopefully reflected when I work with my current students today!
When I was in sixth grade, I discovered a passion for writing. This passion could have been stifled by a strict curriculum, but instead, it was nourished by Mrs. Costello. She was an amazing English teacher who made class fun, who pushed students to their limits, and who truly cultivated a culture of learning. With her help, I pushed myself to be a better writer and to read as much as I could. She kept in touch with me throughout high school and college and it was a moment of serendipity when I ended up teaching ninth grade English in the same building as her. I wouldn’t be the person or teacher I am today without her influence, and I am so thankful I had her as a teacher.
I went to a small, private school from 3rd through 12th grade. In the sixth grade, I had a wonderful teacher named Mrs. Drozd. She was the teacher that changed my life for two reasons:
1) She instilled in me a love of reading! She read to us every single day. She read books that she KNEW we would love and that would keep us interested! Somehow, she knew how to pick books that both the boys and the girls LOVED. To this day, I read every day and have made a commitment to read to my daughter every day. I have Mrs. Drozd to thank for that!
Mr. Ogren’s enthusiasm for the material was infectious. He turned me into a life-long reader. I never knew of the depth of literature until I spent time in his class. Without him my communication skills and love of learning would be nowhere near what they are today.
by TeacherLove on Wednesday Sep. 21st in Allentown, New Jersey, Upper Freehold Regional Elementary and Middle School
Mrs. Schappell was the teacher that really inspired me to love school and to love reading. She always had books for me to borrow and read, and she even introduced me to Harry Potter. Her class was full of joy and rigorous content. Without Mrs. Schappell, I’m not sure I would have excelled in middle school, and then been accepted into a private high school. Her caring instruction changed my life.
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