Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's REMARKABLE TEACHERS

Olympic gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are living proof that sometimes remarkable people come in pairs. And just as a strong figure skating partnership has brought success to their careers, it took a pair of inspiring and understanding teachers to change each of their lives as students.

Tessa Virtue was six when she started to skate, and as a result her experience at school was different than that of most students. Her dedication to the sport meant having to adapt to rigorous schedules and miss out on many things, including morning classes. These challenges came as early as Grade 4. Fortunately for Virtue, she was never alone in the struggle.

“It was thanks to accommodating teachers who believed in me and understood my training commitments that I was able to succeed,” she says.

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