When embarking on a career in education, we wish to inspire our students and therefore seek to be inspired AS students. Few professors have the ability to provide us with this inspiration. When we do find such a professor, we are relieved, thankful and become sponges that devour every drop of knowledge fed to us by that professor. It has been our great honour in finding this in Karen Reynolds. Her experience, expertise, and professional disposition, are just a few of the reasons why we hold her in such high regard. Our educational experience at Lakehead University has been enhanced because of her instruction. It is these reasons that we find it shocking and appalling that Professor Reynolds was not offered tenure and as a result, will not be teaching at Lakehead next year. Though we are leaving this facility to enter into the workforce, we feel it necessary to provide future students with the highest caliber of teaching available to them. That would undoubtedly include instruction from Professor Reynolds. There are some university profs here that clearly shouldn't be instructing pre-service teachers. Though they mean well, reading a text book would offer a better education. The value and experience brought to the classroom by Professor Reynolds is second to none and if this decision isn't reversed, the faculty of education will be losing one of their greatest assets.
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Stephen Bene, Canada5 years ago Comments: Years from now, after I have forgotten just about everything I did at school this year, I will still remember some of the stories Dr. Reynolds told us. I will remember what a fine person she was as a teacher. I hope the university will reconsider what a loss it would be to lose Dr. Reynolds.
Claire Weenen, Canada5 years ago Comments: One of the few teachers that I felt I actually learned something from!
Steven MacPherson, Canada5 years ago Comments: As this petition reiterates. Dr. Reynolds is one of the better professors on the staff. She combines a wealth of experience with a higly professional understanding of her field. I am an older student with two masters degrees and a partially completed PhD. Although I am for the most part pleased with my B.Ed. courses, there are professors and instructors here who not nearly of her caliber. I support the petition for her to be granted tenure.
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