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Which teacher has influenced you the most and why?

This article was published November 15, 2007 at 2:46 a.m.

— One of the teachers who has influenced me the most is Mrs. Austin. She cares about the students and always gives students goodadvice. She is seen as a second mother to many of us, and I appreciate all that she does for us.Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. Fortner, Mr. Gainer and Mrs. Erbach all know that students are capable of doing more than what they are doingand push them to the best of their ability and hold them accountable. They go out of their way to make sure the students understand the material by coming by before and after school and some Saturdays.

Mrs. Dixon has been the teacher who has influenced me the most. I was first introduced to Mrs. Dixon my first day of 10th grade in herEnglish class. She deepened my love for reading and writing. She also pushed me to go into one of her journalism classes. I was on the newspaper staff as a junior and yearbook staff as a senior and Mrs. Dixon was the advisor for both. Mrs. Dixon always pushes her students to take responsibility and she inspires them to do their best. Because of her teaching and mentoring, I plan to go to Arkansas State University at Jonesboro and major in journalism next fall.

Throughout my high school career, the teacher who has influenced me the most has been Mr. Ferguson. I have had him as a history teacherfor our years, and he has always been my favorite. It is because of him I want to become a history teacher myself. I only hope that I will as good of a teacher as he. It is amazing the positive influence that he has had on my life.

River Valley Ozark, Pages 73 on 11/15/2007

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