No offense to those who have had great teachers, but I never had one of those. The best teacher I can recall was in 5th grade. She could teach, as well as get a hyperactive kid to behave, without shouting or hitting. (When I went to school teachers could hit the students.) But other than her, the rest were only what I would call adequate, at best. Sorry to all those who seem to think teachers are godlike.
Teachers could be important persons in our lives, but for most of us, they were not. And I am sorry about that. I for one could have used an exceptional teacher. However, I managed to educate myself after I got out of school, thank you very much!