TMC celebrates “Legendary Teacher Day” by honoring Whitmore Elementary teacher

Grpicture-ms-halleat teachers are critical in building community – and as Tucson’s community hospital, Tucson Medical Center would like to express our gratitude by celebrating Legendary Teacher Day today.

Last year, TMC honored two of its longstanding nurse educators, Cathy Kolbe and Kathy Hughes.

This year, TMC would like to recognize Ann Hall, a fifth grade teacher at our neighboring school, Whitmore Elementary School.

Like all exceptional teachers, Hall works hard every day to make a positive impact on students.

On top of the academic requirements teachers must meet, Mrs. Hall is credited with going above and beyond to address the needs of the whole child’s growth and development.

“She excels at finding what engages students and uses that to build their confidence and to help them learn concepts that might be more difficult for them,” said Mary Atkinson, TMC’s director of wellness. “This concept of teaching to the whole child parallels our principles in the Wellness Department at TMC. We believe that no one can truly be healthy and well without focusing on all aspects of oneself.”

In addition to helping to develop children through academics and social/emotional development, Ann Hall also understands the importance of physical health. She volunteered her time after school for two seasons to help support Girls on the Run – a program for girls in third through fifth grades that is focused on developing healthy behaviors and positive self image through running.

TMC donated $250 to provide additional classroom supplies for Mrs. Hall’s class.

Lisa South, the principal at Whitmore, added, “Ms. Hall is commended for her dedication to her students and her perseverance in finding solutions to any barriers that may impact their learning.

“She works hard to plan instruction that meets student needs, both academically and emotionally,” South continued. “Ms. Hall’s ability to build relationships with students, parents, and staff, has made a positive impact on her classroom and on our entire school community.  The pursuit of excellence and caring nature she exhibits day in and day out make her an inspiration to all.”

TMC encourages the entire business community to take time today to celebrate a Legendary Teacher who is making a difference in our future.

For more information about Legendary Teacher Day, which is always commemorated on the fourth Thursday of September, please visit You may also share tributes of your own Legendary Teachers on Facebook

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