Remember that one teacher back in grade school? No, not the one who caught you passing notes across class and read your profession of love to your crush aloud. I mean the teacher who cared, who sparked an interest, who made a difference in your life.
When I think of that kind of teacher, three names come to mind: Norman Rowden, Kim McKinnon and Holly Davis. I had these teachers at three different stages in life – elementary, middle and high school, respectively. Yet, they were each able to leave a lasting impact in my life. I don’t think that merely happened by accident. I think it happened because teachers we love the most and who leave a lasting impact on us often are the teachers with three common traits.