Sue Breeyear


Originally I came to instructional technology through a long, winding road. With a degree in English from the University of Vermont, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life after I graduated, so I went into the Peace Corps and taught English in West Africa for awhile. Upon returning to the States, I worked at my alma mater in the Romance Languages department, where I got in on the beginning of the computer revolution and worked with faculty to try and alleviate their fears about that big tan box in the seminar room. Seven years later, I was offered a position at the University as Language Lab Director. I worked very hard to get language faculty using the Language Lab, and after some digital improvements, we began to see large groups of students. After five years of building the language lab technology and promoting it to faculty, I was ready for more, and when I had an opportunity to work at Saint Michaels College as an instructional technologist, I jumped at the chance. Eventually I was promoted to Associate Director of the Technology Learning Center, a group created during a reorganization that encompasses instructional technology, Helpdesk/User Services,specialized lab management, classroom renovation and media services. Our mission is to serve and be a learning center for all of our clients, whether faculty, student or staff.