Teacher Appreciation: My North Star

When considering a professor who inspired me, the one that really stood out to me taught my Anatomy and Physiology class, Dr. GK. He is the professor that has helped and supported me the most in my time at college. He has been there when I needed encouragement and I know he has been there for others as well.

His office door is always open to any of his students about questions they may have about class or life. Once I shared with him my dream of becoming a biology professor, but how I wasn’t sure because of how much I was struggling. He surprised me with his uplifting words saying that he struggled as well and he had to study a lot to get where he was now. He urged me to continue working hard and to think positive because it pays off. Those words were exactly what I needed to continue pushing forward.

Dr. GK is funny, honest, and always tries his best to help all of his students in and out of the classroom. Most of all he is friendly while being professional at the same time. I believe these are the qualities that all professors and teachers should possess and ones I want to implement in my future classroom. I want to be successful because I have a great role model whose footsteps I want to follow in. I believe that the right role can be like your North Star to guide you when you are lost and put you on the right track.

Pearson Students: What professor would you identify as your North Star? How have they inspired you? Share by commenting below!



Natalie Farran is a student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn majoring in integrated science with a minor in biology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family. She likes to read, write, and draw. She speaks Italian, English, and a little French.

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  1. Zahra 1 year ago

    So proud of you, my smart daughter. Keep going!

  2. Natalie Farran 1 year ago

    How much I am thankful to Dr. GK. I want to thank him because he helps me understand the biology subject more and love it more. I want to thank him for being a great role model for me. I want also to thank him because he inspires me to produce more writing, and I wrote five short stories for my future book. The two things that I love is teaching and creative writing and he inspires me in both. I also forget to mention that he is a great author too, our lab book that he writes is the most simple and great book I ever read. I am considering myself lucky because now I have a great mentor and role model. I wish that he teaches all the subjects, and I wish that we can make a copy from him. I will never forget his supportive words, “You can Natalie…” Thank you so much, Dr. GK…

    Grazie, mio migliore Professore GK.

  3. Gaia 12 months ago

    Natali I am very proud of you, I hope with all my heart that you will become a very important person … I am happy that you have come so far with what you have always wanted to do…

    Natali sono molto fiera di te, spero con tutto il cuore che diventerai una persona molto importante…sono felice che tu sia arrivata così lontano con ciò che hai sempre voluto fare, ti voglio un mondo di bene, sarai sempre nel mio cuore -Gaia ❤

  4. Maya 12 months ago

    So proud of you, you are so talented

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