2019 "Pass the Torch" Scholarship Finalist
As a third-grade student, Jessica Kircher was given a special gift by her teacher: an art book with a handwritten message encouraging her to enjoy her unique artistic talent. To this day, Jessica treasures this book, a reminder of the teacher who helped her feel seen and valued during a difficult time in her life and set her on the path to becoming the artist - and aspiring teacher - she is today.
Here is Jessica's story about Mrs. Gubler, the teacher who inspired her.
Want to hear the stories of the other nine finalists? Visit our 2019 Scholarship Finalists page.
Thinking of applying to this year's program? Learn more on our Teachers Test Prep "Pass the Torch" Teacher Scholarships page.