Sidney Peake

"Do not be afraid to challenge yourself."


I am in my fourth (and hopefully final) year at SFU. I am a Bachelor of General Studies in Education student minoring in Early Learning, Learning and Developmental Disabilities, and Curriculum and Instruction.

I compete in the NCAA on SFU's varsity swim team. I work in a local preschool as an EA. I also try my best to volunteer and engage with different organizations like Special Olympics and student mentoring through SFU. 


I was attracted to the small and close-knit community that the Faculty of Education offers. From the first few education courses that I took, I knew that I chose the program that was right for me. All my fellow students and professors were encouraging and challenging in respects to my own learning process! I felt like I was being pushed to be the best person I could be and to help others realize their own potential as well. 

I also had a passion for teaching and learning so I automatically knew that I wanted to pursue education. SFU has one of the most talked about teacher education programs and I wanted to be a part of it!


I thoroughly enjoyed learning under Maureen Hoskyn. She made her students feel like they were learning with her. She made everyone in the class feel like they belonged there. She also encouraged us to pursue our own passions within the course and on future endeavours. 


I find that the atmosphere in all education courses is super positive. Many of my fellow classmates have these outrageously contagious attitudes that make me feel like this is what I should be doing. I thoroughly love coming to class to meet and discuss course material with my friends. It is kind of strange... but I feel like my classmates and professors keep me accountable for my own learning. They make me want to learn and pursue further education. 


DO IT! Keep an open mind. Do not be afraid to challenge yourself.