The “My Favorite Teacher” Project was founded in September 2017 by a small group of undergraduate students from the Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University. They began with the goal of interviewing 5,000 people around the world in order to identify the qualities that make an exceptional teacher. After interviewing someone about their favorite teacher, the team sends a letter of appreciation to the “favorite teacher,” letting them know they made a difference in someone’s life. Through their continued efforts, the “My Favorite Teacher” team is impacting present and future educators through teacher appreciation and preparation.

Here is a little bit about our team!

Chloe Behar ~ Elementary Education

Chloe Behar is a Senior at Nova Southeastern University working toward her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an ESOL/Reading Endorsement.

Chloe has lived in South Florida all her life. In high school, she was home-schooled and dual-enrolled at Broward College. Chloe enjoys tutoring and giving music lessons. Chloe also enjoys singing, and is the Music Director for The Riff Tides, Nova Southeastern University’s a capella group. 

Hearing the qualities of an outstanding teacher straight from students helps me understand what it really means to make a positive, lasting impact on the next generation.

Isabella Izaguirre ~ Finance

Isabella Izaguirre is a Junior at Nova Southeastern University working toward her Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Isabella is originally from Venezuela and has lived in Florida for 18 years. Currently, she is in charge of marketing the My Favorite Teacher project to help the project gain exposure and meet potential interviewees!

Lauren Santana ~ Elementary Education

Lauren Santana is a Senior at Nova Southeastern University working toward her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an ESOL/Reading Endorsement and a minor in Music.
Lauren is originally from Tampa, Florida and is currently living on campus at NSU for her final year. She will be completing her student teaching in Tampa. Lauren is a teacher candidate in Kappa Delta Pi, an Educational Honor Society. Lauren is also a sister of Sigma Delta Tau, a national sorority on campus.
Sherilynn Soto ~ Elementary Education



Sherilynn has lived in Central Florida for most of her life. She did dual enrollement at her high school and graduated with an associate’s degree.
Sherilynn is also working towards receiving a minor in music. She enjoys playing the clarinet, saxophone, piano, and also loves to sing.

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