Deborah Hoad Posted over 1 year ago In Honor of Teacher Appreciation Week: Who was your favorite teacher? Grina Holthouse, an English and Drama teacher at Brighton High School in South Australia. I was lucky enough to be in her English class two different years (year 8 and then later in year 11). She chose wisely from the available curriculum and gave us interesting and thought-provoking lessons. She captured our imagination so well that she didn't have to always be hounding us to be quiet and listen (though our class had a bad rep with other teachers). She asked good questions. When I tried for the first time to be a writer and a poet, she gave sound advice and unfailing encouragement. She liked us and if there was any student she didn't like, we certainly didn't know about it. I had plenty of great teachers - I was very lucky - but she was the best.