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Teacher Appreciation Week: Who's Your Favorite Teacher?

Tell us about the teacher(s) who had the biggest impact on your life.

We all have a favorite teacher, a person who changed our lives with encouragement, sound advice or a kind word.

For me, it was Carolyn Cimino at the since-closed Evergreen Elementary School in West Sacramento. She encouraged my passion for reading and creative writing that led to my finding a career as a journalist.

I can also thank several teachers of mine at : , the late and , among others. Those teachers fostered my interests in world history, Spanish and political science, respectively.

Carmichael, who is your favorite teacher? There are . Do you know of a great educator you would like to recognize from the past or present?

Today is National Teacher Day, and this week is Teacher Appreciation Week. We want to celebrate the teachers in your life.

Here are some ways you can highlight the teachers who have impacted you or someone you know:

-Upload an essay as an announcement.

-Post a photo or video tribute on this story (click Upload Photos and Videos) or in our Pics & Clips section.

-Tell us in comments below how a teacher made a difference.

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Rosemont Patch editor Cody Kitaura contributed to this report.

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