One of the best teachers I have ever had, the teacher that inspired me the most, I met in my freshman year of high school and had him all 4 (well, 3 1/2 – I graduated early) years.
He was my Accounting teacher, and while I did not end up graduating college with an Accounting degree, it had been my intent. I settled on Business Management – because an Accounting degree was five years and I was only given four years of college.
He was an inspiration to me because he always believed in me. He led me and my team to win 1st in a Business Professionals of America competition. He let me choose my own self study class for my senior year – and he let it be two hours long (I needed filler time – my credits were already complete.) I chose to do the books for the school store, and it became a fourth year accounting project going forward.
He also oversaw my co-operative study job.
He taught me to be confident in myself and that I could apply my book smarts to something practical.
I wouldn’t be anywhere today without him. Thanks, Mr. V.!