"I had the opportunity to teach school thirty years.
 
The challenge of every teacher is to find the uniqueness of each student.  When I first encountered Michael Nguyen he was a quiet, hardworking student with a ready smile.  I very soon recognized his superior intelligence.

The problem...He didn't realize his very special and unique capabilities, so I told him.  I helped him and encouraged him to compete on any level with anyone.  Our large fierecely competitive High School was a proving ground for him.  Michael excelled both socially and academically landing the top prize, Valedictorian..

Now, after many years, for Michael to remember and honor me in the search for future teachers, I can only say I am truly humbled, honored and grateful." 

Sharon Evans Murphy,BA-MED
Retired Teacher