In honor of the inspiring teachers who have had a positive impact on their students’ lives, we are launching our Stories of Inspiration campaign to capture the inspiration teachers bring to students every day. During the next five weeks, we’re asking you to tell us your stories. Find out how to submit your inspiring teacher story here.
For Charter School Capital President and CEO, Stuart Ellis, that teacher was Mr. Richard Dewey:


“In Fall 1973, I attended Welby Way Elementary School in Los Angeles Unified School District for 3rd grade. At seven years old, I had not yet spent much time on the planet. Little did I know that the teacher I was about to meet would open up a whole world of potential that I didn’t know existed…” Read the full story here.

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One response to “My Story of Inspiration — Mr. Dewey

  1. Stuart, thank you for expressing what so many of us feel! Mr. Dewey made us all feel special, feel smart, feel accepted. He made learning fun and exciting, and he made every day at school a joy. His warmth, gentleness, and love changed my view of what school could be, of what a teacher could be. And I still remember all about whales! — Cara

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