“My Master’s degree has made me a better teacher, deepened my understanding of our faith, and opened new career opportunities.”
• English and Christian Education teacher and Head of the Christian Education
Department, Holy Cross Regional Sec¬ondary School, Surrey, BC.
• Member, lector, and extraordinary minister of the Eucharist at the Star of the Sea/Good Shepherd parish; member of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada (CWL).
What drew you to St. Mark’s?
I expressed interest in pursuing my Master’s Degree to my prin¬cipal, who suggested I take a look at St. Mark’s. He thought there was a program there that would speak to me. He was right. I was really excited to be accepted into the program, yet ap-prehensive about my academic abilities. I hadn’t been a student since the 1980s.
How did you benefit from your graduate studies?
Almost immediately I became a better teacher. I was able to share both what I was learning and how I was learning with colleagues and students alike. It has opened new career opportunities. Becoming a principal in a Catholic school in BC is now an option for me, should I decide to pursue it.
My instructors were very knowledgeable, experts in their areas, generous with their time and support, enthusiastic, professional and friendly. At my first two alma maters, I am known by my student number; yet when I walk the halls of St. Mark’s, I am Susan. I am a part of a community.