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Michelle Highsmith


2019 "Pass the Torch" Scholarship Finalist

For Scottish student Michelle Highsmith, Miss Hamilton exemplified the ideal teacher, devising exciting and innovative lessons that allowed students to follow their personal interests and draw on their particular skills. Knowing that she was seen as an individual enabled Michelle, as a young perfectionist, to gain the confidence to make mistakes and grow. Now, many years later and living on the other side of the world, the lessons she learned in Miss Hamilton's classroom still resonate with her as she prepares to become a teacher herself.

Here is Michelle's story about Miss Hamilton, the teacher who inspired her.



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