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Thank you for your meticulously structured ways, for without them I would not be the person I am today. You taught me to enjoy all aspects of reading and writing, allowing me to find my “voice” in my writing, and inspiring me to become a teacher. Your dedication to and passion for your students, your vast knowledge and enjoyment of your subject matter and the fact that you do not merely “teach to the test” make you the epitome of a master teacher and your students well-rounded, knowledgeable citizens. Thank you for being my teacher and a most valued friend.
You know a teacher made an impression, good or bad, when nearly 40 years pass by and you still remember what they said or did to you. Dr. Hamil, you made an impression during a time of radical change for a small town like Forest. We were in early stages of integration, and race relations were often strained because of issues of fairness and the perceived bias of white teachers. You were consistent, fair, color blind, and a great teacher!
When I think of the most influential people in my life, you are the first person that comes to mind. You were always so welcoming and a fantastic model of what a great teacher is. I learned more from you than any college class I took. Thank you for teaching me and allowing me to shadow you. Words cannot express how much you have influenced my life and teaching career.
Her passion for both teaching and singing were always evident. I remember her high expectations and the pride that came from success. I remember her organization and dedication, and the sense of family she fostered in us all. She taught me how to care about my students on a level uncommon to most adults.
Fran McNabb nurtured my love of writing and inspired me to pursue my writing talent in my professional career.
Mrs. Smith taught me both at school and at Sunday school and later taught my son at Madison Ridgeland Academy. She is a wonderful, wise teacher who nurtures learning and creativity to bring out the best in her students.
Under Debbie's guidance, my daughter Sarah, who was well below grade level in reading, blossomed into an excellent student. As a senior, Sarah scored 31 on the reading portion of the ACT! Thank you, Debbie, for the best gift you gave my daughter - the confidence that enabled her to learn to love reading!
Mrs. Waller was far ahead of the curve in her teaching methods and used hands-on learning projects and peer instruction. She was also a bit of a futurist which taught me to think "outside the box."
George, thanks for encouraging this nontraditional student to pursue my dream of getting an education; your mentoring made all the difference. Several degrees later, I look back and say, again, "Thank you!"
To the teacher who loved and believed in me until I was able to love and believe in myself. Not only did she teach me with the highest of academic expectations, she also included me as part of her family. Her faith in me never waivered--even after I dropped out of high school. Before she died a couple of years ago in a car accident, she saw me receive my bachelor's degree in Business Technology Education.