“I grew accustomed to working without awards and acknowledgements, without support and laurels. I did everything the hard way, the way that knows no shortcuts. I walked forward with small, but decisive steps, without stumbling or skipping stairs. Love towards my profession and patience are my guiding lights, and creativity is my basic need. The “Serbian Teaching Awards” award was a guidepost with only one direction – FORWARD! It shined my path and encouraged me to continue walking on well known and paved paths, paths of knowledge and innovation. Thank you to the ''Živojin Mišić'' organization for bringing back faith in the future of our profession, for recognizing and motivating hard work and dedication.”