Stephanie J. Parker, ESL Dept.
Favorite View from Campus:
Out of my office because I can see nature and people at the same time
Choral, King’s College from England
Surprising fact about you:
I lived and taught in China for one year.
Things you collect:
I don’t collect anything.
Exercising, gardening, reading, traveling
Unusual item in your office:
Favorite teaching memory:
Teaching teachers in Thailand
“Be the Change you Want in the World” – Mahatma Gandhi
What inspires your teaching?
Students who improve noticeably
Favorite travel memory:
Being in Europe with my family
Words of wisdom from teacher to ESL student:
“Don’t give up, keep working your best, things will improve, just be patient
I think VIU is a perfect place for students to study and get a degree and maybe work. My son graduated from VIU in 2005 and he loved this school. I have worked here for 30 years and have enjoyed everything about my career. I have met and worked with the most amazing people and students over my career and I would never choose a different place to work. The teaching has been so rewarding and I have grown as a teacher through my interaction with so many students over the years. I know that some day I will have to retire, but I don't want to think about leaving. In addition, I have always been supported and encouraged. Go VIU!!!!!