“When you’re sitting in the classroom, you don’t realize the impact they’re having on you,” said David Menten, the President of Sawgrass Ford, as he reminisced about his favorite professor in college. We had the exciting opportunity to interview him last week, and although we didn’t arrive ready to buy a truck, we received the same hospitality and attention every customer gets! Mr. Menten took the time to sit with us and share the qualities he noticed in his favorite teacher, Mr. Nash.
He told our team that Mr. Nash not only taught him practical skills that have helped him throughout the course of his life, but also inspired him to go “outside of the status quo.” Mr. Menten expressed deep gratitude for Mr. Nash, saying this teacher contributed to his success. He said an exceptional teacher“prepares you for what you don’t know.”
As future educators, we can draw a lesson from this interview with Mr. Menten: you never know the difference you are making in a student’s life…or where their place in the world will be someday!
Thank you Mr. Menten and Sawgrass Ford!