For Teacher Appreciation Week, here’s an article written by Herbert Hoover dedicated to a teacher in Salem, Oregon. Miss Gray helped him develop a love of reading.

Readers Digest asked Herbert Hoover to prepare an article on the best advice he had ever received. “Thank You Miss Gray” was published in July 1959.

(Images: “The best advice I ever had” article by Herbert Hoover, 7/1959. From Hoover’s Articles, Addresses and Public Statements in the Herbert Hoover Papers in the Hoover Presidential Library. More teacher-inspired records are being posted at the National Archives Education page.)

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    Definitely read this if you’re a teacher, a writer or just a book-lover. Wonderful!
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    This is a great gesture and all, but if one of my former students wrote an appreciation post about me after he had gone...
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    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!!
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