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Most Recent Educator of the Year Articles

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Extraordinary
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Mr M. is known around school as the 'cool bald guy'. I have never been in a class that was so accepting and understanding. With him, there's never a fear of being 'wrong', because there is no such thing as being wrong! The assignments that Mr M.... (more »)
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We’re sitting down for lunch, her eating crackers and hummus and drinking iced tea, while I have a cup of yogurt and leftover pasta from two nights previously.  I used to come here to escape the anxiety that I get when am in the loud... (more »)
Woo-TEN OUT OF TEN
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Dr. Wooten has always been a mentor to us all in the Reseda Science Magnet. With her extensive knowledge in interdisciplinary fields, she can carry on an entire lecture in AP Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and can even lend advice on prom... (more »)
My Philanthropy For Writing
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Eight months away until I graduate. Throughout my high school year, I want to take the time to appreciate the teacher that helped me the most my junior and senior year, Mrs. Nolen. Mrs. Nolen is caring,compassionate, intelligent, and many other... (more »)
The Teacher I Won't Forget
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Without Mrs. Stathes, the special teacher I treasure in my heart, I would have never been able to speak English or live as I was today. When I was young, I had a hard time understanding English because both my parents were born in Korea and... (more »)
Why Mrs. Christman Should Be Educator of the Year
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I believe with all my being that my English and Theatre teacher Mrs. Christman should be the Educator of the Year because she spends countless hours helping us be the best that we can be. She always comes to the class with the most amazing... (more »)
One Smiley Gem This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , kerry, Ireland
I was sixteen when I first spoke to Ms. Costelloe. She asked me where I got my coat. I was painfully shy and barely managed to spit out the name of the boutique. The following year, still hopelessly shy, I joined her English class. Illness soon... (more »)
Peggy Klinger This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I got a call from my violin teacher one night.  She had gotten an offering that she couldn’t refuse halfway across the country.  She told me that after the semester ended, she would leaving immediately.      I told her I understood and... (more »)
Bronx High School of Science: Ms. Steiker
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People feared her. People loved her. No matter what, everyone knew her. She was one of the most, if not, then the most talked about teacher. She was Ms. Diane Steiker. I had her when I took AP Human Geography. Honestly, I followed the rumors... (more »)
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"How are you?" Someone cared to ask as I sank into the couch with a sigh of disgust. "What's the matter?" She listened as I began, “Finals are making me question everything in life. We're supposed to study and remember Every Single Thing,... (more »)
What Makes a Life Changing Teacher?
By , Overland oark, KS
What Makes a Life Changing Teacher? Most normal teachers just enter a classroom, pick up a teacher's manual, and read the information to the students. Mrs. Sutton is not normal; she makes coming to school fun.  I consider her my life changer.... (more »)
David Morris: AP English • North Allegheny... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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What’s the first thing you do when you open a book?   Smell it. That’s what Mr. Morris taught me the first day of AP English class. This teacher stood at the front of the room, one hand planted firmly on the... (more »)
Master Sgt. Kevin Howie: Naval Science •... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The first day of high school is nerve-racking for everyone. I remember walking through the doors and just wanting to go home. I felt as if I didn’t belong, especially at Delaware Military Academy. Naval Science was the class I was... (more »)
Mr. Hoek: Basketball Coach/Math • Columbia... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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There are many people who have influenced me significantly. My parents, my grandparents, my chess teacher, and my Uncle Nick are all on that list. But I feel there is one person who has influenced me more than all of the others: my math teacher... (more »)
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Trish Friesland: Advanced Language Arts •... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The way I see it, there are two kinds of educators. Most of them are people who teach. Anyone who has attended school knows what I’m talking about: these are the men and women whose job begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends when the bell rings at... (more »)
Jim Kolokoski: Soccer Coach • Arrowhead Union... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Eat. Sleep. Plank. Three words my freshman soccer team lived by. My coach spoke these words daily. He pushed us in a way no other coach had. He only spoke positive words, and he wanted to get to know us on and off the field. No other coach had... (more »)
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