Mr. Lucke, my High School English teacher

I first met Robert Lucke when I was a Sophomore at Glasgow High School. He was my English teacher. I was a very shy girl. My friends remember the first time they saw me, I was walking down the hall with my eyes glued to the floor, running my hand along the lockers so I wouldn't run into anyone. I hated English. I now know I had a learning disability, but back then I was just stupid. I couldn't spell at all and therefore couldn't read.

I remember standing in front of the class trying to read and everyone laughing. I also remember standing by my mother while she ironed, and I read and reread the...