Position: High School Teacher
School District: Fort Worth ISD
School: Eastern Hills High School

How has this person changed your life?:
Mrs. Irungu is a teacher leader. When I began to teach, she walked me through the process that i needed badly as a new teacher. She does this every year. it comes to her naturally to nurture new teachers at the same time allowing them to find their place in the classroom. She is calm and always has a project brewing in her head always, as well as a cup of tea. She steps up to encourage struggling teachers in the school.

In Eastern Hills, an urban school, students come with all types of problems. Mrs. Irungu calms them and listens to them, she talks to them about life, about good choices and about the opportunities that are available to them. She draws them out, speaks powerfully to them. She calls them doctors, engineers and other titles and the students begin to believe.

Mrs. Irungu teaches physics and life. I am thankful that she is impacting this generation.