"Mr. Ferriola was truly my best teacher in HS. He made learning so much fun.
He understood that everyone learned differently and as long as you could
prove how you derived at your answers he was ok with that. He was always
available whether it was after school or before. He was truly awesome. He
encouraged you to reach for the stars and go get those goals and if I was to
become a teacher I'd want to be like him and no other."
—Kerryann Evans, Mount Vernon High School, New York
Stop for a minute and think about a teacher who made a difference for you. What can you remember about them? How has your life been different because of the time you spent with them?
Teachers serve an essential role in our society and are too rarely recognized for the difference they make. "StudentStories" gives you an opportunity to raise awareness of the contribution that teachers make by sharing your own personal story of how a teacher made a difference in your life.
These stories are stored and presented on this web page. They are available for anyone who is interested in seeing firsthand the difference that teachers make. Imagine the difference it could make to a teacher who has had a hard day or a hard week to be able to come to this site and see stories of how work like theirs made a significant difference in people's lives. Please consider taking the time to share one of your stories. Or if you prefer, browse or search through our collection in order to see how teachers touch people's lives.