The teacher that inspired me was my High School English teacher Ms. Sylva. I always knew I wanted to be a writer, but she solidified that for me when we read the book “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka. Ms. Sylva read the book with such passion and enthusiasm that the plot and characters spoke to me. I was mesmerized and engrossed in the literary beauty of the words and what they painted for me. Ms. Sylva was very instrumental in empowering and inspiring me to be the best writer I could be. Thank you, Ms. Sylva!