Keeping in line with the theme of this issue, we asked our Facebook audience the following questions:
Who was your favorite teacher or mentor? And in what ways did he/she impact your life?

Check out their responses and see if you recognize any familiar names!

Ashley Bock: CAROLINE BRADSHAW or MRS PARR. Both were amazing and I felt that they cared about my success as a student and in life. But I had many great teachers those two just jump out at me.

Mark Urquidez: MR. BARRY MCDOWELL or APOLONIO “MOE” CORDOVA are the two main teachers that pushed me to try that much harder! If it wasn’t for them, I don’t think I would’ve graduated high school!

Kathryn Roberts: COACH PHIL HARMON and COACH PORKY LEVY….. they both taught me more than Social Studies and Biology. They were there for me outside of the classroom and Wonderful Role Models. I wanted to be just like them when I taught school.

Jay Jenkins: BOB SCHOLL – 5th grade- Eddy School- very knowledgeable of every subject- especially math and world events/ geography -commanded discipline in classroom -wore a tie everyday and dressed as a leader- you did not think of him any other way- he was the leader- finally- he played football with us everyday at recess! He was one of us! Great man then- great man now!

Morgan Blankenship: MR. ART DENNIS. He was an amazing band teacher and pushed his students to succeed. He taught us the importance of being on time, “If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late.” He was tough on us, but it made our performances that much better.

Jose Ornelas: My mom SANDRA ORNELAS and my dad CRUZ ORTEGA ORNELAS best teachers and mentors anyone could ever have. I would not be where I am today without them.

Jolene Beaty: 4th grade PHIL DODSON – he made learning fun. I still remember playing multiplication knockout girls vs boys. How he spent his personal lunch to eat lunch with each of us and a friend. It was the biggest treat ever! Now I eat lunch with my students as a reward with my 4th graders.

BETTY ANN BRANTLEY 6&7 grade ELA. I loved diagraming sentences on the white board. She took time to get to know your personal life as well.

  1. CHRISTOPHERSON high school math. At the end of my senior year, he gave each of us a letter. Each one was different and included his favorite things and memories about us. Each one was typed in a font that he felt described us as people.

Scott London: JACKIE VAUGHN – CHS Gvmt/Econ: I still remember his opening spill the first day of class.

“The name of this class is Economics, and if I do my job right, at the end of this class you will have an understanding of economics. But that’s not my goal. My goal is to teach you about life.”

He also gave a small but vastly impactful lesson.

If you want to pass a class, find out what the teacher wants (what is important to the teacher) and do that.