John Lescroart

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John Lescroart is a New York Times best-selling novelist who says that he might be still be a typist in a law office--or, possibly, homeless were it not for his high school English teacher, Father Stadler.

Story added: 2019-05-18

Efraim Solis

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Efrain Solis, a professional opera singer, honors his high school music and drama teacher who helped him discover his voice.

Story added: 2019-04-15

Nikki Ahrenstorff

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"Having Mr. Childs as a teacher was life-changing."

Story added: 2019-04-16

Marvin Reed

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Marvin Reed, pictured here with his students, reflects on his first year as a third-grade teacher -- the only African American educator in his school in a diverse neighborhood in Berkeley, California.

Story added: 2019-05-24

Gwen Reid

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Gwen Reid develops a passion for "cowboy poetry" her sixties.  Her junior high summer school teacher and great grandmother had a lot to do with this.

Story added: 2019-04-17

Emili Danz

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A dance teacher Emili worked with in South Central Los Angeles helps a young, angry high school student deal with her emotions. This teacher story is about trust, the freedom to fail, and how the arts can transform lives.

Story added: 2019-05-17

Gabe Fierro

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After graduating from high school, Gabe launched his own catering company. He credits Chef Inks, his high school Culinary Arts teacher, for showing him what it takes to prepare high quality food and to run a successful business.  Gabe also works part time as a teacher alongside Chef Inks and hopes to obtain a teaching credential in the near future.

Story added: 2019-05-19

Jon Lehrman, M.D.

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Jon Lehrman's 40-year career as a doctor was shaped by a medical school teacher who challenged Jon to think about his purpose in becoming a doctor.  

Story added: 2019-05-22