Kara Boltz is an exemplary English teacher. She approaches her profession with an eye for equity and a sincere passion for improving the lives of her students. That includes strengthening their writing skills and making sure they know that someone cares about them. She provides students both a window and a door so that they may read, discuss and analyze characters and topics that they may relate to but also those that open their eyes to unfamiliar territory. Her Advanced Placement English language and collaborative English 9 students learn by her example, and she elicits in them the same tireless effort.