FOE Academic Advising Resources

We are a team of Advisors that work to assist current and future students in the Faculty of Education. Our role is to help you to understand and meet the academic requirements of your program, and to access Brock resources to support your academic, personal and professional well-being.

We are currently holding virtual appointments ONLY, through Microsoft Teams. We open appointments daily, for 2 weeks in advance. If you don’t see an available spot, please keep checking.

TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN ADVISOR, PLEASE USE THE “BOOK AN APPOINTMENT” BUTTON ABOVE

A QUICKER RESPONSE CAN BE PROVIDED BY USING THE LIVE CHAT FUNCTION. “LIVE CHAT” HOURS ARE AVAILABLE WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 1:30-3:30 P.M. LIVE CHAT CAN BE FOUND AT THE “LIVE CHAT” button ABOVE.

Live Chat is currently available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

We serve the programs listed below:

  • Adult Education (Certificate, BEd)
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE)
  • Concurrent Teacher Education (BA/BEd, BSc/BEd, BPhEd/BEd)
  • Consecutive Teacher Education (BEd)
  • Consecutive Technological Teacher Education (BEd)

Ethna Bernat, B.A., M.Ed.

Manager, ACADEMIC ADVISING
Professional & Undergraduate programs, Faculty of education

Welch Hall – WH8C

I view my position as Manager of the Advising Office as an opportunity to listen to students’ concerns and needs. I have worked at Brock for over 20 years, and strongly believe my role is to help you navigate the, sometimes confusing, pathway to completing your degree. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me!

Pina McDonnell, B.A.

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Welch Hall – WH8E

Experienced Academic Advisor who has been working at Brock since 1991. I assist students with understanding degree and teachable subject requirements in pursuit of a career in teaching and early childhood education. I thoroughly enjoy celebrating students’ accomplishments, while providing a source of encouragement when the road gets bumpy.

Erin Plyley, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Welch Hall – WH8D

I am a proud graduate of Brock’s Faculty of Education, and now as an Advisor, I am grateful to be able to support students as they progress through their academic programs. I recognize the importance of maintaining a balance between both academic and extra-curricular responsibilities, and so I am very passionate about helping students determine how they can effectively balance it all. The best part of my role is that I get to work alongside so many incredible students. I look forward to meeting with you!

Cara Sparman, B.A.

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Welch Hall – WH8B

I am an academic advisor in the Faculty of Education for students pursuing a career in teaching and early childhood education. I work to provide a safe place for students to come as they are and figure out their next steps. I am a huge believer in championing the little victories and particularly enjoy helping students work through feelings of uncertainty.

Monique Beauregard, B.A.

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Welch Hall – WH8A

As an Academic Advisor within the Faculty of Education, I view my role as an opportunity to provide students with the tools and information they need to succeed. Based on my diverse background, I relate to the many situations and feelings students have while pursuing their undergraduate studies. I am passionate about making students feel heard while also celebrating victories and accomplishments along the way.

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