There were two additional teachers who had a huge influence on me during my formative years. Although I haven’t seen either one of them since I graduated from high school, I think of them often. There is no doubt that my work ethic came from my years in band. Paul Davis and Bruce Soderstom were amazing teachers but they expected no less than one hundred and ten percent. In band I learned the true meaning of hard work and camaraderie. My friends and I survived the arduous band camp weeks that took place during the brutally hot Kentucky summers. Although I never pursued music as a career, I still have a great love and appreciation of music. I play guitar during my down time for relaxation and enjoyment.
To all the teachers and former teachers, I would like to say thank you. You spend years teaching, encouraging, and sometimes even saving children not expecting a thank you. You have no idea how many lives you have touched and changed by going to work every day. You are true heroes, so thank you. I’ve posted some fun photos of a few of my favorite teachers from over the years. I hope they don’t hunt me down for sharing! A special thank you for the lovely teachers who came out to support me at my book signing: Diane Hager, Joe Hager, Linda Melloy, and Sam Melloy.