As our nation marks National Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to recognize my algebra teacher, Pamela Carpenter, for inspiring me to do my best in all of my classes at Michigan Virtual Charter Academy.
My academic journey has not been easy. I’m in ninth grade, but have attended many different schools. Due to medical issues, I’ve had a hard time in my classes, especially in traditional, brick-and-mortar settings. I have done poorly in school and even flunked classes and repeated a grade – mostly due to the number of classes I missed because of my health problems.