Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:27:53 PM
Teacher Appreciation: An Everlasting Bond
Throughout your life you will meet many people who will inspire, guide, and influence you to become the person you are today. These people may be your parents, siblings, aunts, and uncles, friends, or teachers. For myself, this person is a teacher that I had in my freshman year of high school. He was not only an adult who taught me math, science, history, or in this case, English. He was my mentor, a person who taught me lifelong lessons beyond writing essays or taking tests. Mr. Kuletsky is the reason why my high school experience was completely different than most students could say.
Mr. Kuletsky is far from being an ordinary English teacher, and everyone that has him will agree. After the first day of class, I automatically felt a deeper connection than any regular teacher I have had before. There was something different about him then the rest of my teachers I have encountered. He was more of an older brother, but very well respected. Although I only had him for one year, he impacted my life and helped me grow into who I am today. He helped me through all sorts of issues regarding boyfriends, friendships, family, or even just a daily talk about how my day was going. He was not just my teacher, but also someone who I looked up to and admired. He has made me a more rational person because of his wise wisdom. For instance, after going through a very long break up with my “high school sweetheart”, he was always the one person I would go to for honest advice. During the college application process, he helped me decide on the best school for me and guided me through the stress and frustrations.
Mr. Kuletsky changed my high school experience because he made me realize that going to school and going class is more than just doing work and taking tests. I created a special bond with him that I will take with me wherever I go. To this day I still email him daily and ask him for advice and update him on my life.