(***Editor’s Note*** This post is coming in hot after the end of the real Teacher Appreciation Week festivities because of some crazy work schedules that comes with switching jobs. While the posting is late, the appreciation to these wonderful people is undying and daily in its observance.)

Each Year I have chosen to honor one of the teachers who helped make me into the man I am today. In one way or another, everyone that I have ever learned from has been a teacher, but it takes a true heart, unwavering spirit, and a love for imparting knowledge that distinguishes a teacher from a true mentor.