Topic: “Hill 70 Memorial Project”
Susan Everett is a lifelong educator who began her career as a classroom teacher teaching young adolescents in Northern Ontario. After several years of teaching and leading teacher education seminars, she moved into administrative roles, including vice-principal and principal. Susan worked as a superintendent with the Ministry of Education and school boards. Throughout her career she believed passionately in the value of lifelong learning.
Since her retirement she has volunteered in the community, applying the skills and knowledge acquired throughout her career. Susan volunteered with Queen’s University as a community representative on the General Ethics Review Board and recently as a grants assessor with the Kingston Community Foundation. The opportunity to lead the national education program for the Hill 70 Memorial Project has been an unanticipated but welcome honour. Through the Project she has had the opportunity to work with educators across Canada and has gained a deep understanding of one of foundation events which led to Canada’s stature as a nation.