Ms. Brooks,

I've been thinking about you lately.

You are such a defining figure for me. I think you, more than almost anyone else, really believed in me. You saw potential in my abilities and allowed me to make the most of them.

Truly, I was given some magnificent opportunities because of your mentorship and teaching. I'm a better person because you were my teacher and coach.

Thank you for seeing potential in me.

Thank you for letting me do things I probably wasn't ready for.