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Thank you, Mrs. Hardy

Author: Jeremy Snow
Teacher's name: Yvette Hardy
Teacher's school: Ascension Collegiate

Mrs. Hardy was my teacher for numerous courses including English, Drama and Russian, but the lessons she’s taught far extend outside of the classroom.

Mrs. Hardy is one of the most caring individuals I have ever met and genuinely cares for the well-being of each and every student. Walking into her classroom was always a calming feeling in the midst of the hectic high school schedules. She has a passion for what she teaches and it shows; this passion lead to the most interesting and engaging English classes for me in both grade 11 and 12.

She was always a friendly face in the hallways of high school (and I’m sure continues to be). She’s a teacher that would always try to brighten your day in some way, whether it’s through words of encouragement or just a big smile.

I also recall being in school during evenings for student council and different committees and always seeing this woman working away; whether it be putting together English outlines or Russian work-sheets for her students, she was always doing something. I’ve never seen another teacher put in so much time and effort to see her students succeed.

Mrs. Hardy was also a teacher that was there for me during the gruelling process of applying for University in which she provided a reference for me for The Centre for Nursing Studies. She also showed legitimate concern, checking in frequently during the school year for the status of my acceptance.

Yvette Hardy is a key reason I had such a great high school experience and I want to thank her for all of the little lessons, both life and academic, that have helped me get to where I am now.

Thank-You, Mrs. Hardy.

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