"The North Star has been a gift to my students, the spirit of my classroom, my teaching style, and to me personally. It affirms everything I have always felt about learning, education, and believing in children. Each child is unique, and special, and has as much to offer me as I have to give them. The North Star's message is truly one of inspiration. My students believe in their talents and they dare to dream. The North Star has led parents to write, 'I only hope the next few years will continue to excite, encourage and open his heart and mind to the possibilities of it all.' And a third grade student to believe,'Every day I follow my path...I will follow my dream...Forever, until I die.'"