Mrs. Bressler was a fascinating lecturer. She mesmerized a large section of high school students for an entire year. I have tried to incorporate her sense of trust and mentoring with my students. From her I know that learning is a path, and not a race. She was never condescending or dismissive. She did more to prepare me for many years of college than any other high school experience. I ran into her a few years ago and had the chance to thank her. She remembered fondly her students, our time together, and what we had accomplished. She had every right to be proud of her time with her students.