I started high school in a class of over 800 students, a shocking transition from attending a small junior/senior high school on a military base. I did well in school, but stayed under the radar. I had a few teachers who took the time to push and challenge me, but none as much as my art teacher, Mrs. Stephens. She taught me to appreciate perspectives, styles, and to be an individual. More importantly, my opinions, strengths, tastes, and limitations were valued. [Read More …]

Mrs. Stephens challenged me with work that I did not believe I could accomplish, and supported me in reaching those goals. Her feedback was always constructive and specific so that I could learn and improve. I did not become an artist, but the challenges, new experiences, successes, and failures helped me grow as an individual.

I know Mrs. Stephens would be proud, I became a teacher.