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

I am Jewish by choice, and my Hebrew name is שרה רנה. I am of British descent, Welsh and English on my father’s side, Scottish and English on my mother’s side. I am thankful to have been raised here on Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories, and am so grateful for the beautiful land 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.

I have also taught ESL, academic and professional English, and critical thinking at Camosun and Royal Roads University and worked as an English and ESL tutor in the English Help Centre here at Camosun. I have a BA in German with a minor in Linguistics from the University of Victoria and an MA in Historical and Comparative Germanic Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and I did my TESL training at Camosun College. 

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.