Category: School

Teachers change lives every day

Thank you, Miss Fitz

Author: Jordan Coaker
Teacher's name: Alana Fitzpatrick
Teacher's school: Holy Spirit High

I was a bit of a loner going through high school. I had really close friends but never engaged in anything extra extracurricular. I was very focused on doing well in school that I never saw the point in engaging in the arts programs that the school had to offer, often opting for science courses […]

Teachers change lives every day

Thank you, Pam Tobin, Aedon Young, and Mercedes Luby

Author: Chelsea Hewitt
Teacher's name: Pam Tobin, Aedon Young, and Mercedes Luby
Teacher's school: Other

The other day, a student asked me why I became a teacher. I had to pause for a moment, not because I didn’t know the answer, but because I didn’t know how to answer it simply or concisely. You see, the reason I became a teacher is largely due to these three people: Pam Tobin, […]

Teachers change lives every day

Thank you, Mr. Hillier

Author: Julia Hickey
Teacher's name: Chris Hillier
Teacher's school: Corner Brook Regional High

I would like to begin my story by thanking Mr. Hillier for being such an amazing math teacher. I have often struggled with mathematics, and this year that really changed. What really helped, was knowing that he would never stop believing that I could do better. If I got a “bad mark” on a test, […]

Teachers change lives every day

Thank you, Mr. Abbott

Author: Cameron Squires
Teacher's name: Mr. Raymond Abbott
Teacher's school: Holy Cross All-Grade

Dear Raymond Abbott, We were just two individuals who shared a passion for hockey and art. It was almost sacrilegious of us to form a close bond; my roots are deeply embedded in the streets of Long Island, the grit and grind of the common man, the underdog’s mentality-while you on the other hand are […]

Teachers change lives every day

Thank you, Mr. Byrd

Author: Donna Oakley
Teacher's name: Mr. Dennis Byrd
Teacher's school: Holy Heart Of Mary

I was definitely not a student who stood out to any teacher. That’s probably due to the fact that I never took part in any school activities – and nothing about studying ‘inspired’ me. Then I was blessed to have Mr. Dennis Byrd as my English teacher at Holy Heart of Mary back in 1977. […]

Teachers change lives every day

Thank you, Ms. Strong

Author: Kate(Renee) Clarke nee Penney
Teacher's name: Ms Joyce Strong-Roberts
Teacher's school: Davis Elementary

I would like to Thank Ms Joyce Strong (now Roberts), my grade 5 teacher at Davis Elementary in Carbonear. She was an amazing teacher. She treated all of her students the same, whether rich or poor, popular or not, she gave merit on our work/accomplishments, in the class. She was considered tough by many, but […]

Teachers change lives every day

Thank you, Miss Fitz

Author: Jordan Coaker
Teacher's name: Alana Fitzpatrick
Teacher's school: Holy Spirit High

I was a bit of a loner going through high school. I had really close friends but never engaged in anything extra extracurricular. I was very focused on doing well in school that I never saw the point in engaging in the arts programs that the school had to offer, often opting for science courses […]

Teachers change lives every day

Thank you, Mrs. Burt

Author: Lisa Roberts
Teacher's name: Mrs.Gwen Burt
Teacher's school: Point Leamington Academy

Thank you Mrs.Gwen Burt,formerly of Point Leamington Academy, for maximizing my lifelong love of the written word. I had always adored anything literature based but you made me think outside the box and evolve in such a way that I still write to this day. You are one of the greats and I cherish being […]

Teachers change lives every day

Thank you, Mrs. Greenham

Author: Stacey Simms
Teacher's name: Mrs.Greenham
Teacher's school: Twillingate Elementary

When I was in grade 2 I was lucky to have had Mrs.Greenham!! I still remember the activities we did, from a bear unit to sitting around the quiet circle hearing her read to us. I knew from then I wanted to be a teacher and I wanted to be just like her!! She inspired […]

Teachers change lives every day

Thank you, Robert Aitken, Walter Gosse, Frank Dominie

Author: Janice Langdon Dawe
Teacher's name: Robert Aitken, Walter Gosse, Frank Dominie
Teacher's school: Botwood Collegiate

I have 3 actually I can’t forget from Botwood….#1 is Mr. Gosse…he was my French teacher in Junior High,,,( I hated French LOL )…but to this day when he sees me he still takes time to say hello and ask me how everything is… (I had a cardiac arrest in 2016 and he still asks […]