Now that we are a few weeks into the new school season I am sure that, if you are a student reading this, you already have a favorite teacher.  If you are no longer going to school I know you had a favorite teacher when you did go to school.

My favorite was Mr. Mancini at Staley Junior High School in Rome, New York.  I knew I had some artistic talent in my blood after watching my mother paint a variety of things on a canvass in our home, but it was Mr. Mancini who somehow managed to get me to exhibit it. He had a way of letting me know how I could improve on what I already thought was good. He never said “I could do better”.  He just said I "should try doing it this way”.  His class was fun and I looked forward to attending it every day.

It’s funny how one person can shape an attitude or even a life with just a few actions.  Mr. Mancini did just that for me.  So, I know you have a favorite current or past teacher.  Let us know your favorite teacher either currently or from the past.


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