Ms. Byrd, my senior year English teacher, had a huge impact on my life. She wasn’t just focused on teaching us English, she was the kind of teacher who wanted to make sure we learned things about life. She had us read books that mattered, books that made us think, and our essays were all based on things we would face in college. Another thing I remember about her is that she gave really good advice. She talked to her students about real issues and she wasn’t judgmental. All my friends, and everyone at school, would go talk to Ms. Byrd.