Archived — Susan Chow

Year: 2003 – Province: British Columbia

Certificate of Excellence Recipients

School: North Surrey Secondary School
15945 - 96th Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia V4N 2R8

Principal: Allan Buggie
School Telephone: 604-581-4433
School Fax: 604-581-1150
School email:
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Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 11-12 / marketing and accounting

Teaching approach:

Learning is based on forming relationships with students and making connections with them.

Shares passion for learning and concern for students.

Outstanding achievements:

Mrs. Chow has made the best use of limited technology available to her students. Under her guidance, her students created a variety of interesting project such as the school website, the school time-capsule as well as learning resource packages for orphans in Mexico. These projects were unique. They were cross-curricula (Career and Personal Planning, Information Technology, Marketing, Spanish, Challenge (gifted) programs) in nature and involved students in multi-grade classes (grades 9-12). As a result, the school received funding to purchase new technology such as digital cameras, scanners and various types of software.

A firm believer in hands-on learning, Mrs. Chow also uses a number of simulation games, such as laser tag and laser bowling, to spark students' interest in collecting and analyzing data.

Responding to students' interest in sharing their views on current events, she created an online message board. She is also a strong supporter of the school's extra-curricular activities, including drama and sports.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Chow has received numerous awards from business and community leaders for her outstanding contributions to promoting business education.

In Praise Of:

"Mrs. Chow has demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of the key principles and skills involved in integrating ICT as a meaningful and powerful tool of student learning across the curriculum." - Assistant Superintendent

"Her success with students was astounding and I frequently remarked on her work ethic, dedication, and enthusiasm for teaching and learning." - Vice Principal

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