127 Hours star and Academy Award nominee James Franco admires high school teacher Esther Wojcicki for treating her journalism students like true professionals. "She showed me that I could take my dreams as seriously as I wanted."

Esther loves to inspire her students: "Some students are afraid they cannot succeed, but if the teacher believes in them, they will believe in themselves."

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