Tuesday, October 26, 2010
There is a teacher I will never forget. Her name was Mrs. Freese and she has made the most positive impact on my life. I met her my sophomore year during food for fitness class. She wasn't even my teacher and she found out I was going to the new high school and she screamed at the top of her lungs "YEAHHH GIRL you better take cultural cuisine because I'm going to be your new teacher" and from that day on I knew this lady was going to have a huge impact on my life. I actually took classes that I knew she taught even if I was not interested in them just because I wanted to be around her positive energy. I remember I was having a horrible day like any other typical high school student I went into her classroom and just broke down crying and sobbing because I didn't think anyone could help me at this point. She took me into her arms and held me and told me to talk everything out with her and so I did and she listen to every word I said. She looked at me and told me to just let it all out because in the end I will feel much better and so I did. She was exactly right I felt so much better and at that point not only did I look at her as a teacher, but I looked at her as a mother because she was willing to hold me in her arms while I was crying and not many teachers would take the time to do that. Another thing about Mrs. Freese is she always motivated you to go above and beyond on her projects. In teacher academy we had to do a huge portfolio at the end of the semester and present it to the class. I literally freaked out because I was not a well organized person. When it was time to start the project I looked at her with these eyes and she just knew I needed help and told me to stay after class. Three straight weeks instead of going home early like I normally did, she took the time to help me organize everything and made me really enjoy the project and still today this day I am most proud of my portfolio and I do not know how many people I have showed. As I look back on her classroom and the environment she was over all just gave off a positive energy and never put people down. She actually did the opposite and she never left one kid out. Even if you were the quietest kid she got you to talk some how even if it was just a couple of words. I can say this with confidence Mrs. Freese will always be my favorite teacher.