My Most Influential Teacher
Ms. Norton was one of those teachers who thrust students to reach expectations higher than they set. I remember hating the work load, the strenuous tests, and her glaring eyes when we did poorly. I wanted to quit the class after a few days, but I endured and now I look back upon it as a great academic achievement. I learned to appreciate and miss her lectures. They were more than just educational lectures but words of wisdom for life. She helped me develop patience when I started a job at Wal-Mart, she strengthened my writing skills, and helped me see that I was more than just another student. However, her greatest impact on my life was the fact that she inspired me to be a history teacher.
It was a privilege for me to be under her instruction. I now see an unlimited future as a teacher and the excitement and rewards it has. Maybe one day, due to this woman, someone will feel the same about me.Every year, teachers educate many prospective leaders of tomorrow, but very few go beyond that expectation. My eleventh grade history teacher, Deborah Norton, has had a tremendous effect on the person I am today and the person I plan to be in the future. She did more than just educate me; She also guided me and inspired me to become a teacher.