Brokers of Change
St Therese’s preparedness within the face of challenges posed by COVID-19 is the results of 4 years of devoted work and tradition change. McKinnon remembers the intense challenges she confronted in 2016. “We knew we needed to shift the tradition of our college,” she says. “Lots of our college students weren’t engaged of their studying.
“We recognized that know-how may very well be an accelerator for the change that was wanted to foster a studying neighborhood centered on excellence, and making certain entry for all,” McKinnon continues. “I’ve been in lecture rooms for 30 years — a software is barely pretty much as good because the instructor utilizing it, so skilled improvement for our lecturers was additionally vital to any change we sought.”
“4 years on, we’re seeing the success of our efforts: Our college students and employees need to be right here,” says McKinnon. “Each educator at St Therese is an agent for fairness. Making certain our college students have entry to studying is our high precedence. All of our college students have a voice in creating and sharing their studying, and iPad is an important software that helps that.”
Enrollments and functions for employees recruitment are up, and scholar attendance, engagement, and particular person studying outcomes are growing. St Therese Main College was acknowledged as an Apple Distinguished College in 2019.