Eddie Kennison credits the high standards of English teacher Jacquelyn Stevens for taking him out of his comfort zone and into a life of success."It didn't take us long to realize that if we didn't want to do an assignment over and over, we'd better just do it right the first time," the former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver recalls."I began to focus my attention on becoming the best I could be at everything."

"I love what I do," enthuses Mrs. Stevens. "When I raise the bar, my students reach up and grab it"

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