A Lifelong Lesson in Learning

Danielle LaSusa teaches Global Studies and English at De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon. In her classroom, Danielle aspires to create a caring and compassionate environment—a philosophy inspired by her 8th grade English teacher, Ms. Lesson.

“I loved her because she really understood the idea that a classroom is a community”

We asked educators to share a memory of their favorite teacher. Danielle remembers Ms. Lesson as someone who never gave up on her students and trusted them to experience learning outside the classroom. Passionate about language, she instilled in Danielle a lifelong love of literature.

Here, Danielle shares why she’s grateful for Ms. Lesson: