NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – President of The University of Oklahoma, Joseph Harroz Jr., remembers how his 5th grade English teacher inspired him.

Harroz Jr.’s still remembers what his fifth grade English teacher taught him. She taught him the discipline it takes to deconstruct before construction and how to use language in a meaningful way.

Watch the above video for Joseph Harroz Jr.’s story about how his teacher shaped his life.

‘ShapED My Life’ is sponsored by True Sky Credit Union and the Oklahoma Department of Education.