… and I started thinking about all the teachers who made a difference in my life and the very first one to come mind besides my mom was the first one. Mrs. Ruth. She was a 1st grade teacher at Weirton Heights elementary school and helped prevent me from repeating 1st. grade. I had to have emergency surgery due to a mastoid infection in my ear. I missed well over a month of school but thanks to Mrs. Ruth providing my mom with all the daily assignments to complete so that I could keep up with the rest of the class, the end result was a trip to the 2nd grade and never looked back. Is there a teacher in your life that made a difference? Then nominate them for an Apple. An Apple iPod mini. Get all the [email protected].