In Honor of Mrs. Ruth Favin
By Emily Zauzmer
I would like to pay tribute to my amazing teacher, Mrs. Ruth Favin, who teaches creative writing and English classes at Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Favin’s passion for writing is contagious, and her gift for teaching fosters rich classroom discussions. But the true hallmark of Mrs. Favin’s instruction is her deep sense of personal investment in each and every student. More than any other teacher, she shares her time generously, takes genuine interest in her students, and delights in their successes. For example, when I won a playwriting contest, Mrs. Favin drove an hour away on a weekend to see the production of my play–literally and figuratively going the extra mile.
Mrs. Favin stands out as a remarkably caring, devoted educator who goes above and beyond to support, encourage, and inspire her students. I feel so fortunate to have been one of those students.