Mrs. Porter was my 5th grade teacher, and when you write in her obituary that she made a profound impact on children's lives... you are more right than you know. Mrs. Porter was an amazing educator... and one of the reasons I'm an educator today. She started every day playing the guitar for us to sing along to. A song to start the day! She valued each person for who they were, and loved us all! I fondly remember the apple orchard. Our class got to visit it at the end of 5th grade! I also remember the end of 4th grade.. the posting of the class lists for 5th grade.. EVERYBODY wanted to get Mrs. Porter. I was lucky I did. I'm blessed that she's a part of my past... a part that helped build me into the woman I am today. She will be greatly missed... and greatly cherished in Heaven.