When asked to write about what teachers have inspiried me my first thought is always my parents. My father was a high school biology teacher and I remember at a young age looking at things through the microscope and dissecting worms.
My mother was even more amazing. She didn't go to college until later in life and even after my father's death she stuck with school and got her Masters and became an elementary school teacher.
I remember both my parents busting their butts and loving what they did. Choosing my parents just seemed too easy though.
So many people fondly remember their favorite teacher, with Facebook I'm able to keep in touch with mine. My high school AP English teacher Ms Glick. She was a mentor, a friend and is still such an inspiration to me. She gave me a new love for literature while nurturing my love of writing. I'm not the only one. Ms Glick is still in touch with so many of her students that she inspired. I truly am lucky not only to have had such a wonderful teacher but to still have an amazing person and friend in my life.
This post was written as part of a blogshare with Teaching Ain't for Heroes