Sarah McCagherty

Faculty/staff profile

(she, her, hers)

Multilingual Support Specialist for HHS and T&T, ELD Departments

Sarah McCagherty



Centre for Business and Access

CBA 136

BA German with a minor in Linguistics, MA Historical and Comparative Germanic Linguistics

English Language Development (ESL)

School of Access

My name is Sarah, and my Hebrew name is שרה רנה (Sarah Rinah). I am Jewish, and I am of Scottish, English and Welsh descent. I am thankful to have been born and raised here on the territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples of the Coast Salish Nations, and I am so grateful for these beautiful lands on which I live, work, and raise my family.

I am the Multilingual Support Specialist (MSS) for the School of Health and Human Services and the School of Trades and Technology, and a member of the English Language Development (ELD) Department in the School of Access. My areas of specialization and interest include equity, diversity, and inclusion; anti-racism and social justice; intercultural communication; peer-based instructional development; and ESL, academic English, and critical thinking.

In addition, I am a member of Camosun’s Antiracism & Decolonization Action Committee (ARDA) and Co-Chair of the Women & Gender Equity Committee, and I am dedicated to championing equity, inclusion, gender equality, and social justice. I also work with colleagues in Nursing and ELD to support the offerings of the Self Care Café – Camosun Edition, promoting employees’ and students’ well-being by partaking in self-care activities and sharing self-care strategies. Outside of the college, I contribute my passion to the Board of Jewish Family Services of Vancouver Island (JFSVI) and volunteer with the JFSVI Saanich Green Market, working to combat food insecurity, social isolation, and poverty.

Though I have not had as much chance to travel in my life as I would like, and plan to do in the future, I have been privileged to work with people of a wide variety of cultures, languages, traditions, and religions. I have taught my students English while they have taught me about the world.