Firm and fair is the phrase I would describe my high school biology teacher, Mrs. Cameron. As my 9th, 11th, and 12th grade teacher, Mrs. Cameron saw the beginnings and endings of my high school experience. She was my senior project advisor, took me to research competitions, and wrote me countless letters of recommendations, at least an oak tree’s worth of paper.
What I appreciate about Mrs. Cameron was that she was firm and fair. Since day one, Mrs. Cameron held our class to high expectations, and would not release for those three years. What made her relentless discipline valuable, however, was that she would not flaunt her discipline, providing reasoning for why it was important. She simply showed through her instruction, her tutoring, and her offering herself as an advisor, that she would hold us to high expectations, and ensure that we achieve those goals.