Talking About Great Teachers At SXSWedu By Elissa Nadworny / NPR Published March 17, 2015 at 7:33 AM PDT Facebook Twitter Email Elissa Nadworny NPR Elissa Nadworny NPR Jackie Bastardi is a 25-year-old instructor at Curious on Hudson, an enrichment program in upstate New York designed to expose kids to science, engineering and creativity in a fun, low-pressure atmosphere. Elissa Nadworny NPR Zak Malamed is the 21-year-old founder of Student Voice. Elissa Nadworny NPR "Thank you, Mrs. Timberlake, for teaching me to write with passion and conviction! You elevated my voice! Warmly, Jacqueline Nader" Elissa Nadworny NPR "Mr. Ford, thanks for believing 17 year old high school girls have political opinions worth hearing." Elissa Nadworny NPR "My most memorable, inspiring teacher was Mrs. Payne. She was my 6th grade ELA teacher who convinced me that I was able and expected to succeed. I became a special honor roll student that year. She's a favorite memory of mine still today." - Mississippi teacher Darla Miller Elissa Nadworny NPR "Great teaching is: Finding the pathway in each student to help them to express their own deep-seated intelligence and then push it beyond their expectations. Rosanne Somerson, Rhode Island School of Design president." Elissa Nadworny NPR "Thank you Dr. Edwin Gordon. Teaching the power of music education and being such a role model and mentor to your students including me! Best, Darla Hanley" Elissa Nadworny/NPR "To Bob Cosgrove – Thanks for teaching me to get off the subject and ask the question that hasn't been asked. Sandy Merz" Elissa Nadworny NPR Zak Malamed is the 21-year-old founder of Student Voice. Elissa Nadworny NPR Jackie Bastardi is a 25-year-old instructor at Curious on Hudson, an enrichment program in upstate New York designed to expose kids to science, engineering and creativity in a fun, low-pressure atmosphere. The NPR Ed Team is all about great teaching — so how could we attend the annual SXSW education conference and not ask folks to tell us about their favorite teachers? Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.