Meet Timaru's pioneering deaf, trilingual first-year teacher

Source: 1News

Tarryn Fahey does not like the label trail blazer - but she is most certainly one.

Timaru teacher Tarryn Fahey.

The 25-year-old is deaf, trilingual, and a first-year teacher at Timaru's Mountainview High School. 

Fahey recently presented her Masters in te reo Māori, New Zealand Sign Language and English. 

She told Seven Sharp she lost her hearing suddenly when she was 20 while on a teaching exchange in Mumbai. 

Her hearing was affected, along with her balance and muscles, thanks to an autoimmune disease.

But, she has not let this get in the way of teaching physical education and health.