Did you ever have a teacher that you still remember and admire?  Mine is in St. Louis.  Mr. Povich. I'll never forget this guy, ever.  He was the consumate educator.  Took time to really explain things.  Didn't just write on the board, and expect it to get done by so and so time and date.  Although he never won Teacher of the Year titles, he did with me.  Bozeman has a great one up for Teacher of the Year:

Bozeman teacher finalist for Teacher of the Year | KBZK.com | Z7 | Bozeman, Montana.