Deborah Sewell does an interview about my program for edtech digest!

On June 4, 2012 by Lisa

Great news! Upon her return to Toronto, Deb was asked to do an interview about Lisa’s program for edtech digest. She shares how being asked to travel to Madagascar with Lisa Gustinelli was inspired by her students and how she will take what she learned to continue inspiring!
Her interview link below:

Deborah Sewell is currently working as a teacher at Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. She has a B.A and a B.ED from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario and is working on completing her Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision at the University of Phoenix on line.

The past 21 years Deborah has been on faculty at Appleby College playing many roles. At Appleby she was hired to start a Drama Program. In three years a programme was established at every grade level and the foundation for Arts at the school was cemented. Deborah’s current assignment is teaching English. She coaches golf and has worked at the Lion’s Foundation for training Dog guides, ran a Community Service Programme with seniors and tutors English as a Second Language to students as well as becoming the Director of ESL summer programming at Appleby. Deborah is a classroom teacher with a passion for layering technology into her classroom. Most currently, Deborah was the Director of English as a Second Language Summer Learning at Appleby College. She wrote, administered and directed the summer program for two years. This program involved six hours of ESL teaching during the day, after school program and evening and weekend activities suited to language learning. Designing, implementing and reworking programming is one of her areas of interest and expertise.


Deb and Lisa have worked together as representatives for Round Square International and have traveled on service projects with students to the US, Canada, Asia, Africa, Australia, India and New Zealand. The Madagascar project will be their first collaborative effort.


18 Responses to “Deborah Sewell does an interview about my program for edtech digest!”

  • My name is Eliot and I approve this website and Mrs. Sewell going to Madagascar. That is all.

  • Have a fantastic trip Mrs. Sewell:)

  • You’re amazing Mrs. Sewell! You’re such a sweet and fun person. I’ve enjoyed having you as my teacher this year. Have a wonderful time in Madagascar.

  • Hi Mrs. Sewell,
    This sounds so cool. I am sure you will have fun there. I am going to teach English for rural Tibetan kids this summer as well. I am really excited for you and myself.
    All the best.

  • This is the coolest thing I have ever heard of!!! You are such a wonderful person for doing this!! Thanks for making our world better!! WE LOVE YOU MRS. SEWELL

  • Hi Ms. Sewell,
    I fell I am so lucky to have you as my first English teacher in Canada. English is not my mother tone, you really helped me a lot ^^
    Wish you have an amazing summer!

  • This sounds like an amazing trip! Enjoy the time you have in Madagascar this summer!

  • Congratulations on being selected! I’m sure you will have a great time.

  • Wow Mrs Sewell, you’ve had so much experience everywhere! I’ve ALWAYS wanted to go to Madagascar, have fun!!! They’ll love you 🙂

  • Deborah, I know you are going to do AMAZING things while on this trip! You are a beautiful person and you have the ability to do beautiful things for these children and for the world. Have a great time, we’ll miss you!!!!

  • Hi Mrs. Sewell,
    How wonderful! That’s so nice that your are going to teach English. Have a great time..

  • AMAZING teacher and person, Deb Sewell and Lisa will have a blast im sure 🙂 such a good thing you guys are doing, like emma said “we’ll miss you!!!!!”

  • Love what you’re doing! Take sun block Mrs. Sewell!

  • Woot!!!
    I just have to say that “I Want to Learn English” and the students in Madagascar are SO fortunate to have Mrs. Sewell working with them this summer. She is a fantastic educator and I am proud to call her a colleague. Have a wonderful time!

  • Another exciting development for technology teaching. So happy to bring the best in education for the Malagasy.

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