BA (Engl) , 1994
Janine Close graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and continued on to achieve her teaching certification by successfully completing SFU's Professional Development Program shortly thereafter. After years as an incredibly hard-working and respected middle school teacher in Coquitlam and Port Moody (and the attainment of her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Oregon), she advanced to become a high school vice-principal in New Westminster. Currently part of the administrative team at Centennial High School in Coquitlam, Janine is a shining example of an engaged SFU alumna. With her vitality, warmth, and positive demeanour, she connects with and engages the students at her school. With her dedication to her profession and her unwavering willingness to always 'go the extra mile', she is a much-valued team member. Her school community is incredibly fortunate to have her.
Submitted by: Natalie Brenton