Mrs. Johnson was my sixth grade teacher and she instilled within me a wonderful thirst to learn -- she was determined to help her young students see that history, science, English, math, and social studies were fascinating themes filled with interesting people and facts. I credit her for giving me my desire to study. And for that, I consider her pretty inspirational! Can you think of a teacher who has inspired you?!
(By the way, see if you can pick me out in the class).
As the youngest of four girls, I scurried to keep up with my older, more athletic sisters -- Linda is the eldest, then my sister Jay Kay (to my right), and closest to me in age is Kathy (to my left). After the 1967 diving accident in which I became paralyzed, my sisters rolled their sleeves up and helped me through all the ups and downs as I adjusted to life in a wheelchair. Patient and persevering, they inspire me to this day!