Choosing a Teacher Tuesday winner is pretty simple.

They bring me the submissions. I read them and choose.

Am I more apt to choose creative writing teachers because I'm an author? Yes.

Not that I have any problem with math or science. Without them, even from a storytellers standpoint, the narrative of our existence would be incomplete.

Still, when a student is inspired by a teacher in the field of reading or writing, those are the ones I gravitate towards.

Ms. Menard inspired Thomas to write to us to nominate her, and as you can see by the video, being recognized for this honor definitely meant something to her.