The ripple effect: How one educator can change a life

We all have that one educator whose lessons and determination to make a difference stick with us throughout our lives. For Ann Stern, President of the Houston Endowment and Governance Committee Chair for The Holdsworth Center Board, it was a geometry teacher named Mr. J who came along at a point when she greatly needed motivation.

Just when she began to lower her expectations for herself, Mr. J challenged her to see her potential and taught her lessons that transcend math curriculum.