By the time you finish school, you'll have had quite a few teachers.
Then there are the ones whose names you'll remember forever
They could have made you realize how much you love reading
or made math class so fun you forgot you were learning
Perhaps they convinced you to follow your dreams
Today, Obama named Shanna Peeples of Amarillo, Texas the National Teacher of the Year
She is a true inspiration both to her students and teachers around the world.
Have you ever had a teacher who changed your life?
Take the time to say thank you. Comment below to give them the kind of recognition they deserve.
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