LISTEN: The teachers who shaped us

Man with red tie and female with red tie stand in front of a blackboard.
P.S. Weekly reporter Dorothy Ha and her Stuyvesant High School English teacher, Emilio Nieves. (Cindy Ye / For Chalkbeat)

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and in this special episode, P.S. Weekly and Chalkbeat reporters — plus their parents — share stories about the teachers who have inspired, encouraged, and shaped them.

This episode goes out to the “dedicated adults — sometimes strict, sometimes goofy — who make us feel safe, make us feel seen, who push us to excel,” said host and Beacon High School junior Bernie Carmona.

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