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Who changed your life?

Teachers change lives.

For me it was Mr. Hutchison, my English teacher at Hopewell Valley Central High School. I wouldn't be where I am today without him.

He demanded I do not just good work, but work that lived up to my potential. He was old school. He drove me crazy, but he cared. One day, he stopped a class to teach me how to tie a bow tie. Because he was convinced that every man should know how to tie a bow tie.

Who was it for you? For Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to hear your stories:

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Posted on May 9, 2018.

Meet Jim

Congressman Jim Himes is a tireless voice for common-sense, independent solutions to the challenges facing Connecticut. He's looking out for the middle class, fighting for affordable health care for all, taking on special interests like the NRA to end gun violence, and working to create economic opportunity for working families.

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