I was blessed to have been taught by Mr. Spurrell throughout high school. He was creative and talented in the most unassuming of ways. Mr. Spurrell consistently invested in his students. He made a concerted effort to encourage and teach – but his lessons were not confined to the four walls of his English classroom. He taught us about the value of working hard, of taking risks and believing in ourselves. He motivated me to reach farther and expect more of myself.
Today I have the pleasure of working with many young people. Mr. Spurrell’s example inspires me to invest in those youth the way that he invested in me. I am grateful for his influence in my life and the lives of so many others.