John Baptist de la Salle: Caring Teacher and Mentor by Barbara Yoffie
From very early in life, John Baptist de la Salle wanted to be a priest. A few years after he was ordained, Father John was asked to start a school and become a teacher. Although people criticized the idea of free schools, Father John built more, taught teachers to teach and to respect all students, and founded the Christian Brothers. St. John is the patron (April 7) of educators and principals.