Blind teacher at Harrison High School gets national attention

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Sept.7, 2015)– A Hoosier teacher is proving adversity is no match for perseverance.

Kathy Nimmer teaches English at Harrison High School, and she’s blind. Nimmer says when she first started teaching 20 years ago, she almost gave up, CBS News reports.

She was one of four finalists for the 2015 National Teacher of the Year award, but did not win.

“It’s not about vision, it’s about connecting with students at the heart level, that’s what it is. Because they won’t learn anything more from a sighted teacher if that sighted teacher doesn’t care about them as people,” Nimmer said.

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