A great teacher makes a lifelong impact.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, celebrated today, we asked Petaluma Patch readers to remember their favorite teachers and what made them so great.
Here’s what you had to say:
Caron Castagnetta nominated Marie Rodnick, a leadership and theologu teacher at St. Vincent High School who also organizes school retreats. She is “dedicated, hard working and a positive example for all her students,” wrote Castagnetta. “I am amazed that she even gives her cell phone number to students so they can reach her after hours! ”
Lorrie Van Caster-Fike wanted to make sure former Two Rock Elementary School teacher Celeste Hall was recognized for her work preparing hundreds of sixth graders for middle school and beyond.
“She made our transition to high school easier due to the things she taught us,” she wrote.
For Laurie Osbourne, two local teachers stood out: Patty Fleming, kindergarten teacher “extraordinaire” at La Tercera Elementary and Siobhan Wilde, who she called a “super sixth grade teacher” at Dunham Elementary.
A big thank you for all Petaluma teachers for your work!
Have another local teacher you want to give a shout out to? Tell us who they are and why they are/were a great teacher in the comments below.