I had the best Spanish Teacher, Brenda Batey, at Long Beach High School. She was the closest I had ever known to a gypsy in my day. She taught me not only to love languages, but to open my mind to all the things life has to offer. She had us volunteer to teach Spanish once a week to elementary school children who would not have been afforded the opportunity without us giving our time. She taught us to be thinking, caring, giving, independent young adults instead of just little high school kids. She will always be one of the favorite people in my life!

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