Susan Sutherland

Teaching in Golden, BC Elementary (French)

Susan SutherlandI couldn’t have asked for a better job. I’m teaching French at a K–3 bilingual school in Golden, BC and all the staff and parents have been very welcoming and supportive. I’m also really enjoying being back in a smaller community.

I know I am lucky to get a job straight out of the BEd program. Unfortunately, it seems to be getting more and more difficult for this to happen. However, if you want to be a teacher I would highly recommend pursuing this career. It is such a rewarding job where you can actually see your hard work paying off.

The BEd program really helped prepare me for my current job, as did my practicum and extended practicum at Science World. I’m still in contact with my school advisors and some of my UBC professors. They have been so supportive and have given me the skills and confidence I need to be a successful teacher.