Excellence in Teaching – North Aurora Instructor Wins Award
Posted Thursday, Nov 19, 2009 by
Wendy Skonie, a medical assisting instructor at Everest College – North Aurora, Ill. is one of those rare individuals that can inspire students on to greater heights.
Winning the “Corinthian Dream Maker Award” for excellence in teaching is simply the by-product of a 98 percent student satisfaction rate and a 98.6 percent retention rate. Her dedication and ability to inspire makes her class one of the top programs on campus.
Excellence does not go unnoticed! The Corinthian Dream Maker Award recognizes instructors who are able to engage students on several fronts: learning in the classroom and community involvement. Innovative instructional teaching strategies and getting students to become and stay involved is a winning strategy that can help bring their career goals into greater focus.
Wendy Skonie is a powerful and positive influence in the lives of her students. It means a lot when an instructor is looked upon as compassionate, open hearted and energetic. It is a sure sign a teacher is ‘connecting’ with students.
Robert Van Elsen, president of Everest’s North Aurora campus, notes that Wendy has the unique ability to read students as individuals and understand what they need from her to succeed. And with respect to teaching, there is no greater role an educator can play!
About Everest College
Everest College provides career-oriented diploma programs in the fields of healthcare, skilled trades and business.
Everest College has six Chicago-area campuses, including Burr Ridge, Chicago, Merrionette Park, North Aurora, Skokie, all in Illinois, and Merrillville, Indiana. Everest is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., and is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America.
With 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, we would like to think there is a location close enough that can provide the excellence in teaching, training, and guidance needed to give your dreams the wings they deserve.*
*Programs may vary by campus.