Who was your favorite high school teacher?
Mine was Mrs. Myrra Lee, of Helix High School in La Mesa, California, a suburb of San Diego.
Through an odd, but emotional set of circumstances, I discovered Mrs. Lee was celebrating her 90th birthday in San Diego in July 2016, and her family posted an open invitation on Facebook to former students. Initially I declined because we had no desire for travel plans in June or July due to my husband’s summer work demands.
I contacted her family via e-mail and gave them my regrets. They asked if we would like to contribute to an album and I submitted this post, Teacher of the Year, thinking that was that. In this post I wrote these words:
Now that I am an educator, I wish she knew how much her teaching influenced my life, personally and professionally.
I never believed that I would ever get the chance…
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