Transcript: Cassie Campbell "Mrs. Mason" | May 21, 1999

A caption against a black background reads "Cassie Campbell. Olympic Hockey Player."

Cassie is in her twenties, has long straight brown hair, and is wearing a red shirt.

She says ONE OF MY FAVOURITE
TEACHERS GROWING UP -
OR SHALL I SAY,
GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR -
WAS Mrs. MASON.
THE REASON I SAY THAT
IS BECAUSE SHE SAW
THE POSITIVE
THINGS IN ME.
AND SHE WAS ALWAYS THE
ANGEL UNDER MY ARM
THAT WAS MAKING
SURE I WAS GOING
IN THE RIGHT
DIRECTION.
AND WHEN SHE FELT
THAT I WASN'T,
SHE'D CALL ME
INTO HER OFFICE
AND SHE'D GIVE ME
A LITTLE PEP TALK.
SHE REALLY ENCOURAGED
ME TO DO GREAT THINGS.
SHE WENT THROUGH
THE TEACHING STAGE
AND THEN SHE BECAME A
GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR.
AND TODAY, SHE'S THE
PRINCIPAL OF A SCHOOL,
WHICH, TO ME, IS KIND OF
SIMILAR IN MY SITUATION:
SHE'S A FIGURE THAT'S
USUALLY A MALE ROLE
AND SHE'S A
FEMALE DOING IT.
AND ALTHOUGH THAT'S
CHANGING TODAY,
THAT'S KIND OF THE SAME
THING I WENT THROUGH
AS A FEMALE HOCKEY
PLAYER GROWING UP
IN A MALE-DOMINATED
SPORT.
SHE'S THE ONE
THAT MADE SURE
I STAYED ON A
POSITIVE TRACK.
SHE'S A TEACHER I OWE
A LOT OF THANKS TO.

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