I don't know what made me think of this, but I've been traveling lately and when I travel I get more time to sit around and do my introverted thought games, gathering wool, and just wondering about things. We traveled a lot growing up, and I went to four different high schools, two different middle schools, and I don't know remember how many grade schools--a lot of memorable ones, but one teacher stands out over the rest.
I thought of my sixth grade teacher, Sister Sally. It was a long time ago, so I'm sure I'm a little bit off, but picture Julie Andrews (Sound of Music) with a bit of the Flying Nun (Sally Field) flown in. My sister Dia and I went to St. Monica's on Geary in San Francisco for two years, and my first year there my teacher was Sister Sally. She wore light blue while all the older sterner nuns wore black. She also put on a musical production every year--different year to year. My sister's class, the year after me, did Music Man. My year we did Fiddler on the Roof. Picture me at eleven years old with a fake beard and big boots playing Tevye for a scene, singing as deeply as I could--Sunrise Sunset--to a girl in my class. Just crazy.
So, now it's your turn, name one of your favorite or memorable K-12 teachers.