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. […]

Mrs. Woodard

I wanted to participate in the state (CO) spelling bee as a 7th grader. I had never done this before and there had not been a student participate from the local school district for many years. Mrs. Woodard was my English teacher and she said if I wanted to do this, she would try to […]