Cindy Vuckovich has always wanted to become a teacher. She wanted to be involved in the learning process and be a guide to students along their learning journey as they became contributing adults in our world.
Upon receiving her degree in education, she began working as an elementary school teacher for the School City of Hammond, and was selected to be the Teacher in Residence which involved a sabbatical from her elementary teacher responsibilities and the opportunity to give back to the university by teaching college students who were aspiring to become teachers themselves.
Cindy has served as the liaison between the School City of Hammond and Purdue Calumet, working on professional development of schools and providing opportunities for educators from the schools and the university to learn and collaborate together.
She also teaches children’s media classes and was honored as the Teacher of the Year by the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.
Cindy earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Education with a focus on reading from Purdue Calumet.
Cindy’s most valued Purdue Calumet experience:
“My most valued experience at Purdue Calumet was the opportunity to have Doctor R. Rivers as a professor during my undergraduate work. Doctor Rivers helped to make me into the teacher I am today. It was especially memorable to be able to return to PUC and work side by side with him as a teacher at the university level many years later. Neither of us aged a day!!”
Cindy’s advice to current Purdue Calumet students:
“My advice to students is to never forget that learning is a lifelong process that guides us into becoming the human beings we are meant to be. Never let the learning stop!”