Mr. Powell was there for me while everything at home was a mess. He's there for all of his students, actually. He not only speaks about racial, gender, and lgbtq equality, he fights for it. He stands up for it. His classroom is inviting, and he encourages students to be the best version of themselves. He has had a positive impact on nearly every student who has walked in his door, and he's had my back for two years now.