Thank You Teachers!

As Teacher Appreciation Week comes to a close, we here at NCTL want to give a shout out to some of our favorite teachers who made a lasting impression on us.


“Mr. Veeter taught my AP Calculus class senior year of high school. Thank you Mr. Veeter for teaching me that I can achieve whatever I put my mind to and for making Calculus easy to understand and fun!” 

"Mr. Rand taught 7th grade Social Studies. Mr. Rand, thank you for making social studies fun for a 7th grader. You made sure that I will never forget the geography of the U.S. or Middle East!”

“Thank you to all my teachers at Rockland High School that help mold me into the person I am today!” 

“Mrs. Anderson taught my AP History class. Thank you for making the subject come alive and getting me psyched for college!” 

“Mr. Benttincourt was my 5th grade teacher. Thanks for sharing your passion for literature and poetry. Your love for words and imagination taught me to think outside the box.”

“Thank you Mrs. Robinson for teaching me in third grade how to hand sew a pillow. “I still sew to this very day!” 

“Mrs. Cross was the world’s most fantastic 5th grade teacher! Thank you Mrs. Cross – your confidence in us encouraged us to dream big and set high goals for our future!”

“Mr. Gatto was my high school theater teacher. Thank you for showing me how rewarding it is to put your full effort into a project. My favorite school memories are on your stage!”

“Mr. Salemi taught Chemistry and AP Chemistry. Thank you, Mr. Salemi, for introducing me to chemistry and knowing when to ease the tension by making the class shout out plumbum and other Latin names for elements.”

“Mr. Regan taught my 7th grade English class. Thank you, Mr. Regan, for teaching me the phrase “but I digress,” making me read the Hobbit, and making every class a conversation.”

“I want to thank my 11th grade English teacher, Mr. Tart, for helping me to see and develop ideas outside of the box. It may have led to arguments with a few of my college professors, but I know I am a better person because of it.”

“Thank you Dr. Marks for sparking my interest in developmental psychology. If it weren’t for you, I would have had no idea what to study in college!” 

“Mr. Egan taught our high school physics class. Thank you, Mr. Egan, for using your quick wit and sense of humor to engage your students and make learning fun.”

“Mr. Springer taught my 1st and 3rd grade classes (plus my sister had him for 4th grade – he was a family favorite!). Thank you, Mr. Springer, for leading us through fantastic science experiments with worms and pulleys and magnets and boats, and letting us publish book after book. And thank you for teaching me that the best teachers are strict but fair, tough but loving, firm but funny.” 

“To Mrs. Watkins, my 11th grade English teacher - thank you for putting me on the path to caring about good writing in all of its forms.”

“To Mr. Vredenburgh my Biology and Environmental Sciences teacher - Thank you for introducing me to the inherent beauty of environmental stewardship. It's been over 30 years since I first read it in your class, but "A Sand County Almanac" still is as magical as ever.”