Stories of Our Favorite Teachers

Educators come in as many varieties as the students they nurture. There are mentors, taskmasters, Socratic question-askers, and old-fashioned nerds just excited to spread their knowledge. All them, however, share a mission to grow the next generation, to give them the tools and opportunities they need to succeed.

It’s a mission inherently understood by many who work in education. And since 1984, Teacher Appreciation Week has been a way for everyone to celebrate the work educators put in to achieve that mission. Because of that, nearly everyone has a story, epiphany, or memory connected to a teacher, librarian, administrator, or other staff member who gave them a chance,or helped them discover something they love.

At TCEA, we work every day to support the mission of education by promoting digital learning. This week, we asked the TCEA staff about their favorite teachers. Here are a few of the stories we collected.

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