When one decides to become a teacher, they are doing more than choosing a career. They are making a conscious decision to play an important role in the lives of young people during their formative years.
It’s hard work, but the best teachers do it because they genuinely love it. For them, the long nights of grading and lesson planning are worth it, if only to see their students continue to succeed.
That’s just part of the reason why the following 16 teachers are so remarkable. They decided to go above and beyond by being amazingly kind or clever—or both!