So many people I know have a story about a teacher who changed their life. For me it was Eileen Daniel Riddle and James Gilchrist. On a Sunday afternoon in Agoura Hills, Calif. a group of us got together with these two remarkable teachers, to share our stories and our gratitude.
Co-writer Kemala Karmen Deputy Director, Co-Founder NYCpublic The trajectory of my life was forever changed by Eileen Daniel Riddle and James Gilchrist, two high school theater arts teachers who worked at my pre-busing, segregated suburban high school in the early 1970s. I was a struggling student, but they introduced me, and so many others, to what would become a lifelong passion. I made this film for all the teachers who pour their hearts into children, yet live in a world … →