The gift of transformational teachers

Produced & edited by Brian Diggs; cinematography by Brian Diggs

Our Voices on Teaching series features diverse perspectives about the importance of the teaching profession and personal stories about teachers who helped give rise to the future.

“I can see a teacher in every grade level. Honestly, because they all gave me something different.”

Twyla Masterson, a community advocate in Fort Worth, Texas, speaks about the many teachers throughout her lifetime that left a lasting impression upon her. Teachers paying attention to her specific needs and talents shaped her self worth and motivated her to do her best. Because of these dedicated educators offering encouragement during key moments in her life, she was able to utilize the power within herself to reach her goals.

Twyla’s story highlights just how much a teacher can inspire a student, even after they leave their classroom.