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Mr. Thompson — Brookville Area High School — Brookville, PA

Mr. Thompson is who made me want to be a teacher, and yet, he is also the one who made me understand how the teaching profession has evolved into something less than desirable. Although primarily our high school’s physics teacher, I had Mr. Thompson for 11th grade pre-calculus. It wasn’t that Mr. Thompson used innovative […]

Mrs. June Dirks – Southeast High School – Wichita, KS

There was this teacher, when I was a high school senior, who took writing and literature seriously. She frequently mentioned titles of literary fiction she was reading—titles that went onto my own reading list. One day another English teacher told me that I couldn’t use the word “humongous” because it didn’t exist. I asked Mrs. […]