Who’s Your Favorite Teacher?
“My favorite teacher was Sister Nena, who taught me how to read and write. She’s 83 now and my best friend. Without reading and writing it wouldn’t have been much of a life for me.” —bookstore owner and author Ann Patchett, Commonwealth (out Sept. 13)
“Krista Boseling at H. Frank Carey High School was my favorite teacher. She not only shared her love of writing and the classics with me and my classmates, she also taught us to use our talents wisely and that the sky was not the limit.” —astronaut Mike Massimino, author of Spaceman (out Oct. 4)
“I’ve been fortunate to have so many excellent teachers throughout my life. One I’ve never forgotten is my sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. King. She would say, ‘Hillary, don’t put your light under a bushel basket!’ I didn’t exactly understand the metaphor, but I knew she was telling me to work hard, be true to myself and stand up for what I believe. Every child should have someone in their life who helps them see that they have something of value to offer the world. That’s what Mrs. King did for me. She was so encouraging, and it meant the world.” —former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton