Inside SUA: Andrew McGurk

Andrew McGurk
Faculty, Social Studies

How long have you been a part of the SUA community?
11 years

What is your position/affiliation to SUA?
Social Studies teacher, Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) member

What are you most proud of being affiliated with SUA?
A long tradition of helping young women become positive, influential members of society.

What SUA Core Value is most meaningful to you, and why?
Service. In my mind, service is the most important value because the mentality of committing to the service of others that we hope to develop in our students helps to build all the other core values.

How he has impacted students:
"Mr. McGurk creates an environment that enhances learning while also making what would otherwise be difficult concepts seem approachable and fun. Mr. McGurk aided in my exploration of topics outside of the classroom that helped me to find my career path. He always allowed for students to indulge the material, asking hypothetical questions that were relevant to in-class topics that otherwise peaked our interests. His classroom was and continues to be a safe environment where I was able to discuss college, my personal life, and ways to improve my faith. Knowing that I had a space where I could ask questions and receive guidance made finding a college, a major and the life choices that are pivotal in your high school career seem much for attainable. Mr. McGurk continues to celebrate my accomplishments and I truly thank him for helping me discover my passion."

- Katie Zura '19

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