Fay Zoccole

Masters of Education, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Native Access Program
Lac Seul First Nation

I registered in the Native Access Program at Lakehead University in 1994.  I chose this program because I liked the small class size, one-on-one learning experiences and how this program opened the door to transition in the Bachelor of Arts program. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in 1998.

I have had many mentors along the way that have supported me such as Nova Lawson, Professor John Fell, Instructor Steve Chase and Professor Sandra Wolf.   After teaching elementary grades for ten years, I returned to Lakehead University and achieved a Masters of Education via portfolio route in 2013.  My portfolio was entitled, “Parent Engagement in Remote First Nation Communities.” 

My education journey has provided me with the foundation for employment as a qualified teacher.  Currently, I am the Education Navigator at a local Tribal Council. This position allows me to work with Education Directors within the Robinson-Superior Treaty Area to strengthen education supports in their schools.  I find this to be fulfilling role because I enjoy working with First Nation communities and want to see young Aboriginal students succeed.   As a life-long learner, I continue to stay up-to-date by taking AQ (Additional Qualification) courses at Lakehead University that continue to assist me to refine my profession as a teacher and administrator.