Elyssa Derban

"The professionalism and support of faculty, allow students to explore their own interest areas within an encouraging yet challenging environment."

Program/Degree: Educational Technology & Learning Design, MA, MEd

I am currently a school principal in Vancouver.  I live in North Vancouver with my husband and three children.

Please tell us how you first discovered your program.
Discussions with the University.

Please tell us why you chose the Faculty of Education at SFU for your studies.
I enjoyed the culture at SFU and felt the program offered the best fit for my learning goals.

Who is a faculty member you have enjoyed working with and why?
Dr. Kevin O'Neill. He was endlessly patient and helpful throughout my program and thesis work.

What do you miss most about your graduate studies in the Faculty of Education?
Expanding my understanding of teaching and learning through in-person collaboration with my peers and the faculty.

What would you say to prospective students who are considering graduate school in the Faculty of Education?
The professionalism and support of faculty, allow students to explore their own interest areas within an encouraging yet challenging environment.