Position: American Sign Language Teacher
School District: Rockwall ISD
School: Rockwall High School

How has this person changed your life?:
Mrs. Lewis was my ASL teacher in ninth grade and she made such a great impact on my life and my love for the deaf community. She would go out of her way to make sure we not only learned the language, but really had a clear understanding for the deaf culture. As her student, I felt that she was always approachable, encouraging and she made learning fun. I transferred after that year to a private school and we have remained Facebook friends where she continues to keep up with what is going on in my life. Because of her, I started a petition and presented it to the headmaster at my private school to create an American Sign Language class for our school and it was successful! Even after all of these years, my fondest memories from high school come from my experience in her classroom. She is one of a kind.