Feeling at home

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For Tod Lunan, deciding to attend College of the Rockies was an easy decision. Having grown up in Cranbrook, the College gave him the chance to continue his schooling in the town he knew and loved.

“I first had the opportunity to visit the College during high school when a career prep course I was in offered tours of the campus.  Having looked at colleges in larger centres, I knew after touring the College of the Rockies that this was the place for me,” Tod says.

After competing University Studies courses, Tod was able to easily transition to the East Kootenay UVic Teacher Education program held at the Cranbrook campus and was happy to be able to remain at home while completing his Bachelor of Education degree.

“There is a positive, friendly atmosphere as soon as you walk through the doors of the campus,” he adds.  “There is a hometown feel that is similar to that of Cranbrook itself.”

After completing his degree, Tod was hired by the St. Mary’s Indian Band to teach grade 2/3 at Aqamnik Elementary School.  “Working in a First Nation school has afforded me tremendous opportunities.  The professional development offered by the First Nations Schools Association is abundant and we work with teachers across the province in Professional Learning Communities to improve student learning and teacher performance.  I am so grateful College of the Rockies helped me get my career started and set me on the path to success,” Tod concludes.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Education program.