Ms. Cleary Haire was my grade 10 nutrition teacher and grade 12 English teacher at Ascension Collegiate. Going to her class was one of the best parts of the day for me and my friends – we always knew there would be a new joke or life story to be told. Her classes were one of our most cherished high school memories. Although many of the novels in school are boring, she always found a way to make them more interesting and enjoyable to learn.
Even though she did teach about us about coherence, theme, and unity, she taught more life lessons than anything. She always encouraged me to do my best and did not hesitate when I asked for help. Ms. Cleary Haire is one of the reasons why I am on my way to becoming an English teacher myself. I hope to connect with students in a funny, meaningful way like she does.
Thank you Ms. Cleary Haire for not only being a teacher, but a friend and inspiration, too.