When I started year 6 at my primary school (which is the Uk equivalent of Grade 5 (I think)) I had this amazing teahcer who showed me to be myself - no matter what. I reckon I worked too well though, secrets have become athing of the past - I just can't shut up. The following years I had an array of teachers, but he'll stick in my mind as inspirational. Heck, I'm considering becoming a teacher like him. I know I heard a quote ages ago along the lines of, 'people walk through our lives daily, but it's the people that made a difference that stuck, the teachers.'
It was ages ago, so I've probably got that wrong, sorry.