Every year for the past four years, Charter School Capital has held the Dewey Awards essay contest. This contest highlights the wonderful impact charter school educators have on their students. Selecting the three.winners is a challenge – all of these stories are inspiring. While our panel has chosen the three winning entries for 2020, we felt this entry needed to be shared.
Here’s a story by Fernanda Reza, 8th grader at Compass Charter Schools
How my teacher has impacted my life:
When I thought about how my teacher, Mrs. Jeanne Richardson, has impacted my life, many thoughts came to mind as I remembered all the help I have received since the day I met her. She made me realize that studying at home could be really fun and interesting. I could study what I was most interested in, and she was always there to help and support me. Mrs. Richardson is kind and patient when I don’t understand something; she helps me solve my problems and always has a solution for my doubts. She is always smiling, and all of those things make me feel good because she always has time for me.
My teacher is the best; she taught me that studying is not just about all the work but also about comprehending and having fun while doing it. When I am stuck at some problems, she helps me with a smile and with patience. I have never had such a good teacher; she is the definition of a good teacher.
One of my Mother’s friend told us a story about a scholar that had a bad teacher; she would never reply to his messages when he needed help. When I heard that story, I could see how blessed I was with an excellent teacher. I hope that everyone has a teacher like Mrs. Richardson because she’s the best. Thank you for everything, Miss Jeanne Richardson.