How did an art teacher make a difference in your life?

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KPCC arts education reporter Carla Javier is creating a series of radio stories about the teachers who have made an impact on their personal and creative lives. 

We want to hear your stories about the teachers — particularly, the teachers who taught you the arts or how to think creatively — who made a difference in your life. 

Maybe introducing you to theater helped you become more confident, or maybe your teacher helped you get a dance scholarship that helped you pay for college?

Fill out the form below. We read every submission, and look forward to being in touch. Know other teachers and students – past or present – whose stories we should share? Send them this page, or send a note to 

We’ll read every response, but nothing is published without your permission.