When you have a kid who's an average student and all of a sudden you see him turning it all around, you gotta wonder what changed in his life.

Well, in the case of Kristin Kakarides son Nick, a student at Bordentown regional middle school  that difference is his teacher Mrs. Zaremba.

(Courtesy of Kristin Kakarides)

According to Kristin, Mrs. Zaremba went that extra mile to communicate with her and foster that all-important parent-teacher relationship. She gave Nick a confidence that he has never had before.

So not only did his math grade go from an F last marking period to an A since Mrs. Zaremba began teaching him, all of his other grades improved, too! Kristin attributes this all to Mrs Zaremba. Her faith in nick gave him the motivation to finally succeed!

Dennis and Judi are sponsoring up with Mark Montenero from Autoland to celebrate Jersey's Favorite Teachers. Tell us about a teacher who has made a difference in your life. Dennis and Judi will read some of their favorite submissions on the air over the next several days. Each selected teacher will get a $100 gift certificate to Fords Jewelers, and the person nominating the teacher will get a family four-pack to iPlay America.

One overall winner will get a bagel breakfast for the teacher's whole class with Mark, Dennis and Judi.

Nominate your favorite teacher today:

This post was created in cooperation with Autoland of Springfield, NJ, selling new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles. Autoland can be reached at 877-853-3723.