My name is Elena Martinez, the teacher I would like to nominate is Nathan Helzer at Barr middle school. He changed my life in the way where whenever I would feel down he would inspire me to work harder and never let myself get anything less than the best. He showed me how to earn and give respect, Mr. Helzer has done nothing but been a kind, loving, and strong person for everyone. He taught me how to stand up for what I believe in and to not care what others think of it. He deserves to be recognized, so other teachers can learn and grow from what he has taught us.