Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Jaime Escalante became a math teacher in the United States in the early 1970s. His inspirational methods led supposedly "unteachable" high school students to master calculus. The story of the dedicated teacher and his students attracted national attention with the release of the 1988 movie Stand and Deliver.
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Jaime Escalante believed that a teacher's role was to encourage students to set high goals and to achieve beyond their expectations. His legacy lives on in all teachers who see the potential in each of their students.
The digital illustration by Jason Seiler depicts Escalante in a style meant to resemble an oil painting. Escalante stands in front of a chalkboard on which calculus symbols are visible. He is wearing his signature flat cap, looking forward toward the viewer. The illustration is based on a photograph taken by Jaime W. Escalante, on May 6, 2005, in the actual classroom at Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento, California, where his father formerly taught.