Everyone has a teacher they never want to forget – for good or bad reasons – so with this post I am hoping – really hoping – you share your most memorable teacher.
If I have to beg I will.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week – coming in early May – the NEA has compiled a list of Celebrities, and Notable Public Figures, who share their most memorable teachers.
AYE! Those celebrities always get the spotlight!
Don’t we – you and me – have teachers who helped mold us?
Let’s shine a spotlight on those who gave us a tool for our tool chest for life.
I’ll start with mine.
A funny teacher I had, Dorothy Cariello, my 8th grade teacher I remember fondly. She was special in many ways; but one story – it’s quick – that stuck out for me was the time I wanted to play Dorothy in our class play, The Wiz. I practiced and practiced and the kids in my class voted for my rival, Tonya, to take the lead part as Dorothy.
Needless to say, I was devastated.
Mrs. Cariello knew how much I practiced – she actually cried with me – real tears – and gave me the part – after Tonya decided she didn’t want to spend the afternoons practicing. Mrs. Cariello ALWAYS believed in me and stayed with me after school to practice for the part. I will never forget her.
Now my only wish would be to find Ms. Cariello — I know you’re out there –somewhere.
Come on folks! Show your teachers some love.
(comes via SLJ)