Program/Degree: Mathematics Education PhD
I am a trained elementary teacher with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in mathematics education. I have worked as a mathematics teacher at the secondary level, a school administrator and as a mathematics specialist for the Ministry of Education in Jamaica. I have also worked as a part time lecturer at the tertiary level and a school inspector with the Jamaican Ministry of Education National Education Inspectorate.
Please tell us how you first discovered your program.
Please tell us why you chose the Faculty of Education at SFU for your studies.
After reading Times Higher Education’s world university rankings (2012), I learned that Simon Fraser is ranked among the best in the world and second in Canada. In addition, its rich tradition of excellence in the field of education research and its diverse community engagement is what brought me to this institution.
Who is a faculty member you have enjoyed working with and why?
The Mathematics Education department at SFU, as a team, has provided exceptional resources, knowledge and advice to help their students perform at their optimum. Nevertheless, Dr. Nathalie Sinclair, Dr. Rina Zazkis and Dr. Peter Liljedahl have been particularly inspiring for me.
What inspires you to learn and continue your education?
I have always wanted to keep abreast of new innovation in mathematics teaching and learning, and to add to the existing reservoir of knowledge in the field.
What would you say to prospective students who are considering graduate school in the Faculty of Education?
The Faculty of Education at SFU is warm, welcoming and caters to the individual needs of its students.