One of my favorite teachers from elementary school was my fourth grade teacher Mrs. Wheless. My brother and I both had her and would playfully fight over whose class she liked the most. It was mine. When I was in Mrs. Wheless's class, she taught me how to write and inspired me to become an author. We wrote so many stories in her class, but I remember one specifically. I called it "Sharing Music." Mrs. Wheless sent it to the newspaper, it was published, and a copy hangs in my dad's office to this day. I can still remember what I wrote about. But I think the real reason why this story meant so much to me was because it was clear evidence that my teacher, a lady who I looked up to and loved very much, believed in me and had confidence in my abilities. With this evident to me, I knew that I could become an author, or anything that I wanted. Now, I am inspired by Mrs. Wheless, not necessarily to be an author (although that is still a dream of mine), but to inspire others by believing in them and their abilities.