In the spring of 2014, LDA began an “Honor Your Teacher” appeal.  We asked our friends to give thanks to all of the great teachers that have touch their children’s live or even their own and made a lasting impact.


Here are their special messages:


  • Kristin Malock, Washington Elementary School, Pennsylvania

“Mrs. Malock made my daughter want to go to school every day! She was truly an inspiration in my child’s education!” — Mary-Clare

  • Claire Richardson, Western Branch Middle School, Virginia

“Claire has five of her own children and teaches SPED (children with LD). Her daughter Kaitlya just graduated from VVA with 2 degrees – a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. is SPED – Good mother, good teacher!” — Rita Richardson

  • Debra Klemens, East High School, Utah

“Debra is extraordinarily sensitive to and understanding of students with learning disabilities. She finds the students strengths and teaches to them.” — Steven Richter

  • Mrs. Amy Lewis, Ms. Linda Wenzel, Ms. Michelle Hill, and Ms. Kris Geisler, Corbett Prep, Florida

“I am writing on behalf of my son James Loutzenhiser who picked your organization as part of his exhibition project.  He created a poster board, a Facebook page – I Stand with Kids With Disabilities and has worked to raise money.  While more money may come in, James would like to honor his four homeroom teachers for his fifth grade class.  The four teachers are Mrs. Amy Lewis, Ms. Linda Wenzel, Ms. Michelle Hill and Ms. Kris Geisler.  In addition honoring his teachers, my son thanks the students at Corbett Prep and their parents for donating and asking questions about the Learning Disabilities Association of America. “ — Kirsten Loutzenhiser 

  • Nicole Wright, Lake Forest Central Elementary, Delaware

“My son has a second mom in school.  Nicole is patient, enthusiastic, and loving to my son Adam.  She challenges him to do his best and stands by his side on a daily basis.  She believes in him, encoourages him to be a better person.  I will miss her next year, when my son changes schools.” — Nicole Rifenburg

  • Classroom Teachers, Bright Horizons George Washington University, Washington D.C.

“The teachers have been so formative and supportive in Chase and Lily’s lives” — Grandparents Ann and Don Kornblet

  • Wendy LeFever, Maple Lake Academy, Utah

“Wendy goes above and beyond.  She has a genuine interest in each student and takes time to figure out what each student needs.” — Nicole Holwege

  • Laura Leatherwood, Pisgah Forest Elementary School, North Carolina

— Thanked by Mary Kay Jennings

  • Mrs. Tobey Bullington, Vanderer Elementary School, Oklahoma

“She is amazing and has wonderful relationships with her students.  Her teaching abilities are creative and she is truly making a difference in the lives of her students!” — Evie Lindberg



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