Favorite K-12 teacher:
My favorite teacher was my high school Honors English teacher, Lynn Hendren. She was amazing! I had the privilege of having her all four years of high school. She brought the whole world to a small group of kids from rural Georgia through Shakespeare, Kafka, Bronte, Orwell, Steinbeck, Dickens, Twain and so many other talented authors. She taught us how to think and write critically about what we read. She encouraged open, honest and energetic discussions. She helped me to see all the possibilities beyond the confines of a small town but yet how to appreciate the values and the strength of my roots. I would not be who I am today without Ms. Hendren.