Student Voices

2021 Student Voices

Each year, we ask kids across the district to tell us why they love their teachers.

Read all student voices here!

Keith, 7th grade

“A teacher is someone who is kind and helps students with there work.” Name: Keith, 7th grade; Teacher: Shannon Beeter; School: Lake Middle School

Maryeli Ochoa, 8th grade

“I love my teacher because she helps me with anything I need help with with, I know she is someone I can trust and talk to her stuff about, and she is beautiful.” Name: Maryeli Ochoa, 8th grade; Teacher: Bernadette Martinez; School: Dr. MLK Jr. Early College

Evan Amundson, ECE

“I love my teacher because she is nice, draws pictures with me and plays with me.” Name: Evan Amundson, ECE; Teacher: Hailey Noble; School: Inspire Elementary

Tyrone Wolfe Jr., 10th grade

“A teacher is someone who goes above and beyond and is willing to push their students to do their best while understanding that students have lives and they are valuable outside of the classroom.” Name: Tyrone Wolfe Jr., 10th grade; Teacher: Eric Nielsen; School: North High School  

Rebecca, 3rd grade

“My teacher has inspired me to become a chemist because it can teach me even more and to explore.” Name: Rebecca, 3rd grade; Teacher: Alexandra Caldwell; School: McMeen Elementary

Jacqueline Iris Mohl, 2nd grade

“My teacher has taught me good things, nice things and to learn and love school.” Name: Jacqueline Iris Mohl, 2nd grade; Teacher: Janet Arriaga and Nelsa Galvis; School: Swansea Elementary

Temitope Towolawi, 10th grade

“A teacher is warm, accessible, enthusiastic and caring.” Name: Temitope Towolawi, 10th grade; Teacher: Kristopher Veo; School: Northeast Early College

Isabella Lovato, 1st grade

“I love my teacher because she has high expectations of me. All my work has to be done on time everyday. It helps me be better at school and learn more!” Name: Isabella Lovato, 1st grade; Teacher: Ann Larson; School: Edison  

Maritza Arambula

“My teacher has taught me to not give up. He has taught me to become a better person. He knows that I have struggled with overthinking and with confidence, so he has taught me how to be confident as a person and as a student.” Name: Maritza Arambula Teacher: Richard Vaccaro School: CEC Early College

Serenity Soutthivong, 12th grade

“My teacher has taught me how to use my voice and lift the voices of others gracefully with words and education.” Name: Serenity Soutthivong, 12th grade; Teacher: Whitney Weathers; School: Manual High School

Grayson Miller, ECE-4

“I love my teacher because she is the greatest teacher because she does activities with us like building rockets!” Name: Grayson Miller, ECE-4; Teacher: Karen Lopez; School: Montclair Elementary

Ssebaa, 6th grade

“I love my teacher because she makes our class very fun.” Name: Ssebaa, 6th grade; Teacher: Zion Gezaw; School: Hamilton Middle School  

Adrian Jimenez, 12th grade

“My teacher has taught me how to be a leader, how to open up and communicate more, and how to do cursive. She helped me grow as a person and taught me that I’m not alone and to be comfortable with myself.” Name: Adrian Jimenez, 12th grade; Teacher: Julie Waugh; School: Kunsmiller

Maeve, 4th grade

“My teacher has inspired me to become a teacher because I want to be as good as my teacher.” Name: Maeve, 4th grade; Teacher: Rhonda Rau; School: University Park Elementary

Christian Crones, kindergarten

“A teacher is the best that helps kids learn to get smarter and smarter and smarter.” Name: Christian Crones, kindergarten; Teacher: Lynette Cabral; School: Green Valley Ranch Elementary

Amalia Viveiros-Silberer, 10th grade

“I love my teacher because she shows that she cares about me and she always wants me to improve mentally, physically and academically.” Name: Amalia Viveiros-Silberer, 10th grade; Teacher: Tess Peterca; School: Denver School of the Arts

2020 Student Voices

Each year, we ask kids across the district to tell us why they love their teachers. It's an opportunity for our kids to tell us the impact that our educators have on their lives. Check back May 4 to hear from more of our students!

Quin Cantrell, kindergarten

“My teacher has inspired me to be an artist because she lets me express myself in so many ways. I will give her a big hug when I see her again.” Name: Quin Cantrell, kindergarten; Teacher: Sarah McReynolds; School: McMeen  

Vivingoyal, 5th grade

“A teacher is a person that teaches kids to learn to get better at things.” Name: Vivingoyal, 5th grade; Teacher: Sara Hamilton; School: Joe Shoemaker  

Davis Sirkus, 2nd grade

“My teacher has taught me math and to have a good heart.” Name: Davis Sirkus, 2nd grade; Teacher: Nancy Gutierrez-Delgado; School: Centennial  

Jonah Caplan, 4th grade

“Without Mrs. Salturelli I wouldn’t be able to write essays properly and I wouldn’t have been reading the books I’m reading such as Keeper Of The Lost Cities. Without Mr. Lewis I wouldn’t be able to have different perspectives at all math problems, and I wouldn’t really know any history of our nation. My teachers

Maggie Bevans, 7th grade

“I love my teacher because he is helpful and funny..” Name: Maggie Bevans, 7th grade; Teacher: Neal Titus; School: Lake Middle School

Emma Puckett, 6th grade

“A teacher is a friend that teaches me to new things everyday and not just a teacher but so many other things to.” Name: Emma Puckett, 6th grade; Teacher: Julie Hanson; School: Merrill Middle School

Marley Stoler, 7th grade

“Without my teacher I wouldn’t have as good of a school day. She brings a lot of energy and kindness to her class.” Name: Marley Stoler, 7th grade Teacher: Beth Aragon School: Merrill Middle School

Maxwell Dermer, middle school

“My teacher has taught me patience, how to be calm under pressure and how to deal with problems first hand.” Name: Maxwell Dermer, middle school Teacher: Taylor Anderson School: Morey Middle School

Dylan Gutierrez, 2nd grade

“I love my teacher because he is awesome and he is an excellent teacher!” Name: Dylan Gutierrez, 2nd grade Teacher: Guillermo Iglesias School: Green Valley Elementary  

Ivanna, 3rd grade

“My teacher has inspired me to be a teacher because l learn a lot from her.” Name: Ivanna, 3rd grade Teacher: Arielle Walker School: Munroe Elementary  

Thomas Pulgarin, ECE-4

“My teachers have inspired me to be a scientist, because I create new projects every day.” Name: Thomas Pulgarin, ECE-4 Teacher: Lissette Alvarado and Omira Bellizzio School: Ellis Elementary  

Eloise Cullen, 8th grade

“My teacher has inspired me to become a teacher because she is able to help and support so many people and she makes everyone’s day better.” Name: Eloise Cullen, 8th grade Teacher: Miranda Popp School: Denver School of the Arts  

Dana Iverson, 6th grade

“I love my teacher she is really fun and she makes the work as easy as she can while still being challenging.” Name: Dana Iverson, 6th grade; Teacher: Julie Hanson; School: Merrill Middle School

Dana Iverson, 6th grade

“I love my teacher because she is super fun and helpful.” Name: Dana Iverson, 6th grade; Teacher: Ellie Foust; School: Merrill Middle School

Sen Higashida, 4th grade

“Ms. Adrienne listens to me when I need her, she helps me when I have trouble and she is very humorous. She assigns fun work with hard work. Like when we had show and tell, a joke corner where we share jokes and when we played Pictionary.” Name: Sen Higashida, 4th grade; Teacher: Adrienne Anderson;

Gabriela and Ernesto Adame Gonzalez, 1st grade

“I love my teacher because she always helps me grow as a student and as a person.” Name: Gabriela and Ernesto Adame Gonzalez, 1st grade Teacher: Diana Salinas School: Barnum Elementary

Brayden Thornton, 6th grade

“Without my teacher, I wouldn’t be able to learn how to play an instrument as well as I do now. My teacher has inspired me to be a musician.” Name: Brayden Thornton, 6th grade; Teacher: Neal Titus; School: Lake Middle School

Maggie Williamson, Kindergarten

“I love my teacher because she is very nice. She always smiles and encourages.” Name: Maggie Williamson, Kindergarten; Teacher: Rhonda Balding; School: Traylor Elementary  

Avery McCamley, 7th grade

“A teacher is Someone who helps you learn and become a better person.” Name: Avery McCamley, 7th grade; Teacher: Nicole Tarullo; School: Merrill Middle School

Michael Mifflin-Chavez, 7th grade

“A teacher is someone who supports and teaches you new things. They also allow students to grow and become better people.” Name: Michael Mifflin-Chavez, 7th grade; Teacher: Donna Smith; School: Merrill Middle School

Rebecca Samland, 2nd grade

“I love my teacher because when we are stuck on a problem, she helps us and she still tells us a good job when we get it.” Name: Rebecca Samland, 2nd grade; Teacher: Kelly Dickinson; School: McMeen Elementary

Samaria Villegas, 8th grade

“My teacher has taught me that I can always amount to thing I never believed I could amount to.” Name: Samaria Villegas, 8th grade; Teacher: Kristie Burke; School: Kunsmiller Creative Arts

Diego Rodriguez, 8th grade

“My teacher has inspired me to be a nicer person in life and to stand up for a lot of things.” Name: Diego Rodriguez, 8th grade; Teacher: Kristie Burke; School: Kunsmiller Creative Arts

Miguel, 5th grade

“Without my teacher, I wouldn’t be inspired to study.” Name: Miguel, 5th grade; Teacher: Cynthia Sarlo; School: Joe Shoemaker

Ulysses Villazana, 2nd grade

“My teacher has taught me to read and be better every day.” Name: Ulysses Villazana, 2nd grade; Teacher: Guillermo Iglecias; School: Green Valley Elementary

Miguel Sahagun, Kindergarten

“Amo a mi profesor Porque nos enseña con cariño y con paciencia.” Name: Miguel Sahagun, Kindergarten; Teacher: Ayda Ariza Fontecha; School: Farrell B. Howell

Joslyn Garcia, 11th grade

“I love my teacher because she’s tough with me, but also very mothering when it comes to my breaking point. Math is a very hard subject for me but with Mrs.MacCormack she breaks down the equation or tries to find various ways for me to learn and figure out the problem no matter how long

Danylo Herasymov, 10th grade

“My teacher has inspired me to become a game developer because he showed me it’s fun” Name: Danylo Herasymov, 10th grade; Teacher: Justin Bale; School: Denver Online High School

Sylvia, 11th grade

“Without my teacher, I wouldn’t be able to be as patient with my athletic progress and I would not be as humble.” Name: Sylvia, 11th grade; Teacher: Kellie Cassity; School: North High School

Jennifer Nguyen, 8th grade

“My teacher has inspired me to be myself because I have to love myself before I can love anything or anyone else.” Name: Jennifer Nguyen, 8th grade; Teacher: Eric Torres; School: Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy

Piper Dayton, kindergarten

“I love my teacher because she makes learning letters and Espanol really, really fun! I love to learn Spanish with her. She is the best teacher ever!” Name: Piper Dayton, kindergarten; Teacher: Hortencia Gleaton; School: Bryant Webster Dual Language

Sylvia, 11th grade

“My teacher has taught me that the world has amazing things to offer.” Name: Sylvia, 11th grade; Teacher: Hilary Mangiagli; School: North High School

Piper and Ida Dayton, kindergarten and ECE

“I love my teacher because she teaches me folklorico dancing and it is fun too! I like going to folklorico practice after school. She also helps in my classroom half of the day and she is so kind. She is the best teacher ever!” – Piper “Folklorico is awesome! Ms. Elsa is so fun! I

Piper Dayton, kindergarten

“I love my teacher because she is nice and kind to me. She helps me learn Spanish and I am so glad she is my teacher!!” Name: Piper Dayton, kindergarten; Teacher: Ashley Gonzalez; School: Bryant Webster Dual Language

Piper Dayton, kindergarten

“I love my teacher because she is nice and kind. She makes me feel happy and we learn about shapes and numbers. I think her class is a lot of fun because we can create pictures with shapes. She is the best teacher I have had for kindergarten.” Name: Piper Dayton, kindergarten; Teacher: Evangelina Riveros; School: Bryant

Piper Dayton, kindergarten

“I love my teacher because she is kind and I like her. She makes me feel happy. She is a great teacher.” Name: Piper Dayton, kindergarten; Teacher: Gabriela Ortiz; School: Bryant Webster Dual Language

Ida Dayton, ECE

“I love my teacher because she is the best person teacher in the school and the whole world. She hugs me each day and is so kind and silly. She teaches me all the things I love to know. ” Name: Ida Dayton, ECE; Teacher: Cecilia Quintanilla; School: Bryant Webster Dual Language

Duncan Coberly, 2nd grade

“I love my teacher she always finds a way to help me when I need help.” Name: Duncan Coberly, 2nd grade; Teacher: Jessica Escobedo; School: Ashley Elementary

2019 Student Voices

Emery Otero, 1st grade

“I love my teacher. She taught me reading, writing and learning!” Name: Emery Otero, 1st grade; Teacher: Michelle Chouris; School: Dora Moore ECE-8

Jairo Pacheco, 3rd grade

“My teacher, Ms. Coltharp, shows us how to be great writers and write paragraphs in Spanish. She helps us be better students.” Name: Jairo Pacheco, 3rd grade; Teacher: Gabriela Coltharp; School: Bryant-Webster Dual Language ECE-8 School

Sophia Digesualdo, ECE

“A teacher is caring because she helps kids calm down.” Name: Sophia Digesualdo, ECE; Teacher: Sarah Anaya; School: Columbian Elementary

Emery Allshouse, 8th grade

“I love my teacher because she makes our learning very interesting and finds ways to connect what we are learning to what is happening in the real world today.” Name: Emery Allshouse, 8th grade; Teacher: Sarah McFadden; School: Merrill Middle School  

Lane Rieck, 7th grade

“My teacher has taught me that it is okay to not be the best at everything and that its okay to make mistakes” Name: Lane Rieck, 7th grade; Teacher: Cassandra Lopez; School: Denver Discovery School

Andrew Madera-Mendoza, 10th grade

“My teacher has inspired me to become a programmer because it’s a career that really inspires me.” Name: Andrew Madera-Mendoza, 10th grade; Teacher: Jennifer Moriarty; School: CEC Early College

Sean Darden, 8th grade

“My teacher has inspired me to become an architect because she showed me how to do visual arts and how we can design a house.” Name: Sean Darden, 8th grade; Teacher: Michelle Garrison; School: Farrell B. Howell

Alayia Romero, 4th grade

“I love my teacher because she puts students as her first priority.” Name: Alayia Romero, 4th grade; Teacher: Tasha Price; School: Columbian Elementary

Sabrina Nguyen, 8th grade

“My teacher has taught me self confidence.” Name: Sabrina Nguyen, 8th grade; Teacher: Kyle Forsyth; School: Compass Academy

Bella Smeester, 8th grade

“A teacher is a person that you can trust and a person that can support you in anyway — educational and emotional. They provide you knowledge that can help you and lead you toward the future.” Name: Bella Smeester, 8th grade; Teacher: Daniel Crowley; School: Denver Discovery School

Alejandro Beltran-Sisneros, 1st grade

“My teacher has taught me about space, ancient Egypt and she also taught me about times when there were dinosaurs, knights and ninjas!” Name: Alejandro Beltran-Sisneros, 1st grade; Teacher: Kate Arnold; School: Beach Court Elementary

Abdoul Ndiye, 7th grade

“My teacher has taught me English, reading, writing and how to be responsible for my actions.” Name: Abdoul Ndiye, 7th grade; Teacher: Felicia Tennyson; School: Merrill Middle School

Eztli Rascon-Pinedo, 4th grade

“Without my teacher, I wouldn’t have had as many opportunities, because Mr. Vanderschuere really took the time to know me and challenge me when I really needed it!” Name: Eztli Rascon-Pinedo, 4th grade; Teacher: Josh Vanderschuere; School: Farrell B. Howell

Angel Rangel, 3rd grade

“I love my teacher because she encourages me, teaches me fractions and calms me down. The best teacher ever!” Name: Angel Rangel, 3rd grade; Teacher: Rachel Green; School: Columbian Elementary

2018 Student Voices

Melanie Cruz, 6th grade

“He really helps us when we’re struggling and makes sure we understand what we’re learning. He has taught me to think of my mistakes as a lesson.” Name: Melanie Cruz, 6th grade; Teacher: Adam Hoffnung-Warantz; School: Marie L. Greenwood

Azuri, 3rd grade

“Without my teacher I wouldn’t be learning and knowing stuff about wolves.” Name: Azuri, 3rd grade; Teacher: Kiley Jones; School: Dora Moore

Taylor Bell, 5th grade

“I love my teacher because she likes the same things I do, like doing art and being creative.” Name: Taylor Bell, 5th grade; Teacher: Heidi West; School: Hallett Academy

Ben Brooks, 5th grade

“Without my teacher, I wouldn’t know as much as I do about basically everything.” Name: Ben Brooks, 5th grade; Teacher: Katie McOwen; School: Cory Elementary

Kaitlyn Tran, 3rd grade

“My teacher has inspired me to become a better student and a doctor because she teaches me so much and she tells me to never hurt a living thing. She says, ‘Instead of hurting them, help them.’” Name: Kaitlyn Tran, 3rd grade; Teacher: Kelly Monroe; School: Denison Montessori

Sophia Kirkland, 8th grade

“Without my teacher, I wouldn’t be able to open up to people as much.” Name: Sophia Kirkland, 8th grade; Teacher: Margaret Flynn; School: McAuliffe International

Saul Cobral, 5th grade

“Without my teacher, I wouldn’t be able to go to middle school and stay smart when I grow up.” Name: Saul Cobral, 5th grade; Teacher: Aaron Salley; School: Newlon Elementary

Emani Evans, 8th grade

“I love my teacher because she’s always there to help me when I don’t understand something and doesn’t get mad at me when I make mistakes.” Name: Emani Evans, 8th grade; Teacher: Allison Motz; School: Marie L. Greenwood Academy

Scarlett Sands, Kindergarten

“I love my teacher because she’s a nice teacher and she has pretty eyes. We also have the same color hair (almost). I love her because we both love avocados!” Name: Scarlett Sands, Kindergarten; Teacher: Amanda Davis; School: McKinley-Thatcher

Lucy Cammilleri, 3rd grade

“I love my teacher because she’s really nice and gives us opportunities to do what we want to do. She has inspired me to become a teacher or mentor.” Name: Lucy Cammilleri, 3rd grade; Teacher: Lorraine Ortiz-Lopez; School: Cheltenham Elementary

Calista Blaschke, 1st grade

“My teacher has inspired me to become a marine biologist because one time she taught me about the life cycle of animals and I liked it!” Name: Calista Blaschke, 1st grade; Teacher: Lyndsey Hilbun; School: McKinley-Thatcher

Samuel Davis, 10th grade

“My teacher is a role model. He has taught me to take responsibility.” Name: Samuel Davis, 10th grade; Teacher: Brandon Becker; School: Denver School of the Arts

Charlotte Perez, 3rd grade

“My teacher has taught me to draw and do art really well.” Name: Charlotte Perez, 3rd grade; Teacher: Jennifer Lowell; School: Denison Montessori  

Will Lanoha, 8th grade

“I love my teacher because she teaches us the real world application of what we’re learning.” Name: Will Lanoha, 8th grade; Teacher: Shannon Wood-Rothenberg; School: McAuliffe International

Katelyn Lopez, 5th grade

“Without my teacher, I would not be prepared for middle school or learn as much as I do.” Name: Katelyn Lopez, 5th grade; Teacher: Shannon Fahsbender; School: SOAR at Green Valley Ranch

2017 Student Voices

Calise Gillespie, 10th grade

“Without my teacher, I wouldn’t have the courage or patience to get good grades in his class. Whenever I’m in a bad mood, he talks to me and makes me smile. I wouldn’t be as successful in his class if he wasn’t providing the support he has. He has inspired me to become a civil

Luke Utke, 11th grade

“Dr. Mo is a great teacher because she allows you to expand on experiences and lets you take things to the next level. I ended up bringing my work home because I loved it so much and she let me grow in that direction. She understands the complexity of the program and is very accepting

Nicolas Mares, 4th grade

“I love my teacher because she helps me and teaches me new stuff. My teacher has a great brain and does amazing things. She is a really nice teacher!” Name: Nicolas Mares, 4th grade Teacher: Gail Newhall School: Godsman Elementary

Jazmin Espinoza Garcia, 6th grade

“I love my teacher because she doesn’t judge anyone’s things, such as artwork. Plus, she is always very happy and I’ve never seen her without a smile. My teacher has taught me to read in Spanish and she has taught me to finish all my work and never give up.” Name: Jazmin Espinoza Garcia, 6th

Madeus, 3rd grade

“A teacher is a person who creates an environment around you to build character traits like compassion and tenacity. My teacher has inspired me to become a lawyer because when she teaches us how to argue with evidence and convince others, she teaches us to do so in a respectful way, like ‘I disagree because

Hunter Morris, 4th grade

“Without Ms. Butts, I wouldn’t know much and I wouldn’t pass fourth grade!” Name: Hunter Morris, 4th grade Teacher: Emilee Butts School: Oakland Elementary

Abby Williams, 4th grade

“I love my teacher because she is fun and we get to go on field trips. I know Ms. Lynn loves me because every time I do my work she smiles and tells me, ‘Good job!’ She cares about me no matter what!” Name: Abby Williams, 4th grade Teacher: Ms. Lynn Malie School: Doull Elementary

Dempsey Frandina, 1st grade

“My teacher has inspired me to become a builder because she taught us a lot about building with shapes. I learned that a box is a cube.” Name: Dempsey Frandina, 1st grade Teacher: Ms. Elizabeth Bromley-Vogel School: Downtown Denver Expeditionary School

Jazzmine Cotton, 12th grade

“My teacher has taught me that I have to try harder than him and that has helped me lose the vocabulary word ‘can’t.’ Because of Mr. Reynolds, I always try harder rather than give up. A teacher is someone who cares about their students academically and personally.” Name: Jazzmine Cotton, 12th grade Teacher: Mr. Donald

Brysen Jaramillo, 6th grade

“My teacher has taught me how to be happy and joyful even when things are going wrong. My teacher inspires me by how far she has made it in life, and that lets me know I can do it, too!” Name: Brysen Jaramillo, 6th grade Teacher: Annie Jones School: Bear Valley International

Nya Henderson, 10th grade

“My teacher has taught me that nothing in life is just handed to you. You have to work for your success and it’ll all be worth it if you push through right now. She has taught me to believe in my education. No one can take that away once you’ve earned it so use it

Melisa Sadaout, 3rd grade

“I love my teachers because they have been so kind to me since I moved here. They teach me everything and I love them!” Name: Melisa Sadaout, 3rd grade Teacher: All Oakland Elementary teachers School: Oakland Elementary

Andrew Peralta, 2nd grade

“I love my teacher because Ms. Ortiz is very nice to me. She taught me to keep trying and not give up. She taught me everything I need to know to move on to third grade. She is my favorite teacher!” Name: Andrew Peralta, 2nd grade Teacher: Gel Ortiz-Nieves School: Godsman Elementary

Oliver Martinez-Reyes, 12th grade

“All of the work that my teachers and counselors do is breathtaking. They introduced me to the power of networking, relationship building and taking opportunities to expose yourself and try new things. They introduced me to the nonprofit Junior Achievement and now I’m a Junior Achievement ambassador. I get to volunteer and teach second graders

Qeauzjinae Williams, 10th grade

“Mr. McNulty teaches me what I want to learn and adapts it to how I learn best. He gives each of us what we need. He challenges all of us at our levels.” Name: Qeauzjinae Williams, 10th grade Teacher: Kevin McNulty School: PREP High School  

2016 Student Voices

I love my teacher because …

“She makes math really fun, not like other math classes.” Student: Kiya Fountain Teacher: Sarah Johnson Fourth Grade Montclair School of Academics and Enrichment

My teacher has taught me …

“To put 100% of my effort into everything I do.” Student: Raina Bowen Teacher: Michelyn Doherty 10th Grade, Choir John F. Kennedy High School

Without my teacher, I wouldn’t …

“Be able to reach sixth grade, because he has taught us everything we need to know.” Student: Angeles Guillen Teacher: Micah Miller Fifth Grade Swansea Elementary

A teacher is …

“Someone who helps you with your mistakes and who challenges you with stuff like math.” Student: Alex Pena Teacher: Maureen Traylor Second Grade Escuela Valdez

Maceo Sandoval

“I used to be useless. But now I know sight words like new, n-e-w, and now, n-o-w. Now I’m smarter.” Student: Maceo Sandoval Teacher: David Klibaner Reading Partners tutor Dora Moore

A teacher is …

“Someone who teaches us, takes care of us and makes sure we are safe.” Student: Keirra B. Teacher: Heather Macari First Grade Holm Elementary

Without my teacher, I wouldn’t…

“Be able to do number bonds.” Student: Ezekiel Muro Teacher: Molly LaTourette-Gifford First Grade Schmitt Elementary

My teacher has taught me …

“That when things are hard, you don’t give up. Do your best and forget the rest. This helps because it teaches me that he cares about me, no matter what.” Student: Elijah Mills Teacher: Matthew Paul Fifth Grade Smith Renaissance School

I love my teacher because…

“She is funny and she helps me a lot when I need it.” Student: Zechariah Wagoner Teacher: Stephanie Goloskewitsch, “Ms. G” Fourth Grade Park Hill Elementary

I love my teacher because…

“He honestly cares about his students. He is very sarcastic and understanding, and I like that in a teacher.” Student: Cheyla Running Bear-Paul Teacher: Scott Rubin North High School

I love my teacher because…

“Sometimes she’s serious and sometimes she’s fun.” Student: Eli Eckhart Teacher: Lauren Miller Fourth Grade Steele Elementary

I love my teacher because…

“She's truthful and she's tough on us because she wants us to excel.” Student: Katrina Henson Teacher: Betty Lott Fifth Grade Lena Archuleta Elementary

My teacher has taught me…

“To love myself no matter what.” Student: Marcos Gomez Teacher: Hanna Pelican Math Noel Community Arts School

I love my teacher because…

“I learn a lot of Spanish with her — small words like fui to big words like tigre and espanol, which means Spanish.” Student: Annalena Teacher: Maria Gomez First Grade Escuela Valdez

My teacher has taught me…

“To control my thoughts and choices with my daily goal behavior chart.” Student: Divine R. Teacher: Jenna Javernick Fourth-Grade Math and Science Holm Elementary

I love my teacher because…

“She is just the best teacher EVER!” Student: Torri Reddick Teacher: Evyenia Pappas Kindergarten Brown International Academy

My teacher has taught me…

“That making mistakes is OK, as long as we’re able to sort ourselves out – and that patience really is a virtue.” Student: Elaina Weakliem Teacher: Lynn Knowles Eighth Grade History William “Bill” Roberts School

Without my teacher…

“I wouldn’t be happy the days I go to her class.” Student: Ruby Gonzalez Teacher: Renee Carney Fourth Grade Barnum Elementary

A teacher is…

“Somebody that helps us learn and get ready for whatever grade we go to. She helps us cut and also helps us with our words.” Student: Xochitl Gutierrez Teacher: Jean Smith Early Childhood Education (ECE) Pascual LeDoux Academy

I love my teacher because …

“He actually cares how I’m doing in his class. He is super funny – he’s one of us.” Student: Andrea Gomez Teacher: Tom Bergen 10th Grade, Honors History North High School

I love my teacher because…

“She helps kids get smarter and teaches us what we don’t know.” Student: Ciena Jackson Teacher: Cheryl Carasick Fourth Grade McGlone Elementary

Without my teacher I wouldn’t …

“Have made so much progress in my writing.” Student: Garrett Eisenman Teacher: Meghan Dilks Third Grade Swigert International School

I love my teacher because …

“She is a good person and she helps me when I don’t understand something.” Student: Melvin Anna Teacher: Kerrie McCormick Sixth Grade Henry World School

A teacher is …

“Important because they care about you and make your brain grow bigger.” Student: Giana Teacher: Angela Dell First Grade Schmitt Elementary

I love my teacher because…

“She has a great sense of humor, which makes going to class a privilege.” Student: Ava Hittelman Teacher: Katherine Shipley Sixth Grade Hill Campus of Arts & Sciences

Without my teacher I wouldn’t…

“Know how to spell.” Student: Jorge Ramirez Teacher: Patty Tirone Second Grade McGlone Elementary

I love my teacher because …

“The reason why I love my teacher, Ms. Brown, is that we bond together. Not just with me, but with the whole class. She is an amazing teacher because she knows when one of her students are feeling down or not having a good day she talks to them and she tries to understand what

The most important thing my teacher has taught me is…

“Life lessons like sharing, integrity, caring and lots of math.” Student: Noah Padilla Teacher: Sherri Winger Eighth-Grade Math Henry World School

I love my teacher because …

“He roots for us to do well. He cares and supports us not just academically in History, but with extracurriculars, sports and more. He acknowledges our efforts to be the best we can be, regardless of outcome.” Student: Sarah Wiener Teacher: Richard Leeds 10th Grade History George Washington High School

The most important thing my teacher has taught me …

“Is to read because it’s important to read when you go to college.” Student: Jose Ibarra Teacher: Alison Bernstein Third Grade Centennial Elementary School