5. "My most inspirational teacher was my eighth-grade music teacher at Lake Middle School, Mr. Ashton! He inspired me with his love for music. To this day, music brings happiness to my ears and I try to instill that in my students by advising them to listen to all genres!" --
Loretta Martinez, Florence Crittenton High school
4. "My most memorable teacher was my elementary P.E. teacher, Ms. V. She's always been an outstanding teacher and I now have the opportunity to work with her. I just love how she's always putting Students First and has the biggest heart ever." --
Kathy Onken, Dora Moore
3. "My most memorable teacher was my high school humanities teacher. She was notorious for being a really tough teacher and I was definitely intimidated by her. However, I didn't realize how supportive she was and how she pushed her students to reach their full potential. I was an average student until she showed me that even though I had so many things going against me, I could still be successful!"
Toulachanh Sayouthasad, Green Valley Elementary
2. "My Freshman year at Thomas Jefferson High School, I had a Spanish teacher named Marlili Cuesta who was amazing. She had so much vibrancy and presence. She inspired me to learn Spanish, taught me to never judge a book by its cover and proved that hard work can get you anywhere. She is a big part of the reason I am Spanish teacher today." --
Karen Casner, Sabin World School
1. "My most influential teacher was my high school P.E. teacher and softball and volleyball coach, Debbie Krebs. She was tough, strict and passionate about her job. She made me a better athlete, taught me the importance of health and wellness -- and she was so good at her job, she made me want to be a P.E. teacher as well. So I did!"
Jennifer Alonso, Valdez Elementary