Anyone who has called our office in the past six years has likely had the pleasure of hearing a chipper greeting of “Good morning. Thank you for calling Educational Advocates. This is Terri speaking.” That voice, of course, belongs to Terri Suico who joined Educational Advocates as an associate in October 2006. Looking back it is hard to believe that Terri’s initial role here was to exclusively provide administrative support. Terri did not mind doing support work as it gave her a break from her studies and teaching responsibilities while she pursued her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching at Boston University. Before long, however, Terri’s many talents became evident and we knew we needed to give this former “Teacher of The Year” an opportunity to share her talents and expertise with our student clients.
Terri has helped countless students improve their writing, get ready for an all-important interview and assuage their anxiety as they eagerly awaited their admissions decisions. Her calm manner and command of the facts reassured many nervous parents who called the office with a myriad of questions.
Terri begins a new chapter in her life, having accepted an assistant professor position at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana where she will be moving at the end of the month. We will miss her as a colleague and a friend, but we are excited about her new opportunity.
We are also pleased to announce that Sarah Llewellyn will move into the associate role at Educational Advocates. Sarah joined us in June of 2012. Before moving to the Boston area, she spent the majority of her life studying and teaching in Delaware, graduating from the University of Delaware in 2006 with a BAAS in secondary education and a minor in history and in 2010 with a master’s of education in educational technology.
After receiving her bachelor’s, Sarah taught at Delaware Technical Community College and Middletown High School. She taught composition for six years at Deltech, helping both younger and older students develop their critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. She also taught ninth, tenth, and twelfth grade English at Middletown High School for six years, where she revised the AP Literature & Composition course, developed the curriculum for twelfth grade, and acted as co-coordinator for the Senior Capstone Project. From these experiences, Sarah is prepared to coach students at Educational Advocates through the college essay process, get them ready for college interviews, and assist them with resume development. She will also contribute to the blog and monthly newsletter.
Sarah can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join us in welcoming Sarah to Educational Advocates.