What educator did you or do you look up to and why? I had a English teacher Ms. Jordan back in high school and at this school we only had a small amount of black teachers. To be honest, I think she was the only black teacher at my school. When I would skip class or school she was the only teacher who noticed me not in her class and would hold me after class to ask where and I was not in her class. She was always present while the other teachers would miss school themselves. And even though I missed most of her class she taught me to love writing and reading. I remember going into my senior year in HS and learning that she wasn't going to be teaching that year and I had really looked forward to her being my teacher again. She left and went to teach at a juvenile detention center, which I later went onto myself to teach at. I don't see her much now, but any chance I get when I do run into her I always make it a point to say "Hi" and tell her how much I greatly appreciated her. I had another black educator, I can't recall his name, who was my History teacher that I came across in Summer School. I thought he was nuts at first and he would talk about how the government was doing all this bad stuff. Like don't drink the milk it's got hormones, the government created AIDS to wipe out Blacks and Gays. It was obviously things that no other teacher would say, and I'm sure most of what he said wasn't even in the history books that we had for class. He was the first most PROBlack that I had ever met. And he opened my mind to a lot of things that I never really thought of until I met him. But I admire the fact that he didn't care what the Public School Admin would say. He felt that he was speaking the truth.