As a teen I had no one who ever told me "good job" or that I COULD do what I set mind on. I was not a great vocalist but she NEVER discouraged me from trying. One of my proudest moments was lettering at state by sight reading. Because of the faith she had in me and the skills she gave me I was able to earn something that was mine. I may not have been her best student but she was by far my best teacher.