From as early as she can remember, Amy Jackson knew she wanted to be a teacher.
"I just always felt it was my calling to work with kids," Jackson explained.
In high school she discovered her passion for science. Now she teaches biology and AP biology.
"I feel like every aspect of life has something to do with science," she said.
This is Amy Jackson's third year in the classroom and she has made a big impact in a short time. She has a special way of connecting to her students at Stacy Junior Senior High in the Lackland Independent School District.
"She has a funny personality, she can make you laugh while you're still actually learning things," said Eighth grader Megan Fleming.
"I look forward to coming to this class more than any other class in school," said fellow Eighth grader Gregory Quintana.
Her goal is to encourage students to seek knowledge.
"My mission is that they walk out of here asking questions, knowing how to use research to find answers to questions," explained Jackson.
Amy Jackson is looking forward to creating many life-long learners.
"My enthusiasm says more to the students than the words that come out of my mouth," said Jackson.