Erin Gruwell was and still is an amazing teacher.  I am majoring in elementary education and plan on being a 5th grade social studies or science teacher.  I hope one day to make an impact on children's lives like she did with the Freedom Writers.  I wish that I had the courage that she did to teach in the inner city.  The dedication that she made to her students is outstanding. When I become a teacher, I hope to be able to dedicate my time to my students also and just to be able to give them whatever they need.   My junior year of high school I got to meet Erin at a National Teachers conference.  She spoke to everyone about her journey as a teacher and how future teachers can make a difference in student's lives.  She was so nice and humble.