Teachers change lives every day

Thank you, Mrs. Short

Author: Melissa Power
Teacher's name: Mrs. Michelle Short
Teacher's school: Mount Pearl Senior High

If it was not for Mrs. Michelle Short there is a very good chance I would not be here to write this story! Mrs. Short is the most kindhearted, caring woman in the NL school district. With the help and guidance of this phenomenal lady I was not only able to complete high school with honours, but was able to go on to become a registered nurse.

In high school I was in a very dark place suffering everyday with many different mental health issues. She knew something was wrong and she gave me the space to feel safe enough to disclose my darkest secrets. She was there for me through my hospitalization, even taking the time to come see me. She made me feel like I was more then my illness and if I kept fighting I could accomplish whatever I wanted. I spent more hours in that woman’s office then I did in my own home for a period of time, I am pretty sure!

This woman has helped so many people and I am honoured to be able to call her the most beloved teacher I ever had, and the most influential woman to touch my life!

Like I said in the beginning, if it was not for you Mrs. Short I would not be where I am today, so thank you!

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