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A Better ‘Me’ as an Education Assistant

How Faith Samson used her own struggles to help others “It’s not that I’m a new ‘me’ but I’m a better ‘me’. A better ‘me’ who’s more confident and less doubtful. I fully believe in myself now.” For Faith Samson, these words didn’t come easily. She wasn’t always confident and free of doubt but today, as a graduate of Stenberg’s…
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Creativity in communication

When asked to share an experience supporting a student with exceptionalities, Madeleine Lees smiled brightly. She answered quickly – she knew exactly which memory to share, “On my practicum, I supported a student with extreme behaviours. We were playing football during gym class and he did not want to participate. I brought him to the side of the field and…
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Education Assistants: Changing lives, moment by moment

An unforgettable moment Kerry Ogilvy is an Education Assistant and a Stenberg grad who feels lucky to work with children with exceptionalities. As she puts it, “It’s a privilege to work with these children. You can and do make a difference in the life of a child. I love it.” There is a moment that stands out in her memory….
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When Passion Meets Purpose

Marilyn Patterson finds her calling supporting children with exceptionalities Marilyn Patterson never expected to return to school at the age of 40 or graduate at the top of her class. “To be honest, it’s hard for me to grasp.” Marilyn is bright, intelligent and strong – so why was it challenging to face her own success? Growing up, Marilyn wanted…
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