What's your superpower?


In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, we solicited nominations from parents and students all over the country and, after much deliberation, inducted a group of incredible teachers into the inaugural class of the EF Superhero League. Here’s a look at what makes them extraordinary.

Learn more about how we assembled the team at efexploreamerica.com/superhero
I’m very good at reading people. With students, it helps me be someone they can talk to about anything and help with problems of all kinds.
– Jamie Sunshine, English teacher from Fountain Hills, AZ

I’m really good at building meaningful relationships with students.
– Virginia Pantella, Science teacher from Gaithersburg, MD

Making kids feel confident, welcome, and secure in my learning environment.
– Katelyn Caudle, English teacher from Mustang, OK

Creating community in the classroom—a fun and safe place for each student.
– Diego Ojeda, Spanish teacher from Louisville, KY

Finding ways to connect with students and helping them see their ultimate purpose and value!
– Erick Innis, Science teacher from Athens, TN whose “Passionately in Pursuit” philosophy inspired us so much that we asked him to author this issue’s guest column

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