There are some teachers, who hardly ever make an impact on, or touch someone's life for the better. Some just go through life teaching. But there are some that change a person's life, for the better. He was the kind of person that everyone loved. He never asked too much, or expected too much. As I look back on my days at Warren High School, I remember what an impact this man had on my life.
This man was my chemistry I and II teacher, Mr. Wilson. Computer information systems, was what I originally had planned for my future. Chemistry never even interested me. My sophomore year I decided to take IB Chemistry 1. The teacher I had was Mr. Wilson. As I entered that classroom, I thought about what I would learn, but nothing could have prepared me for the decisions I would come upon and make within one year.
Throughout the year, Mr. Wilson made class interesting. There was never a dull moment in his classroom. Whether it was making jokes about different issues, making fun of the jocks for being 5-5 for two years in a row or just being there when someone did not understand something that was taught that day. He stayed after school, religiously, every day for one hour, just so kids could ask him for help. There was never one time when he left a minute early, or did not stay at all. More and more chemistry began to interest me. I could not figure out why I had just discovered the world of chemistry. Then it hit me. Had it not been for Mr. Wilson, I would have never thought about a career in chemistry.
Had it not been for this man, I would have been lost and confused as to what my future in computer information systems would be like. He changed me in the sense that I had discovered a part of myself that I never knew existed. For that I am eternally grateful.