Nancy Boulton

I went to Sagonaska for 2 years. Grad 7 & 8 to be specific. It's been a very long time since then. When I went, my LD was language-based. I wasn't great at reading, spelling or understanding the written word...

It was very difficult. I had been in special ed full time, only going out for Gym, Art and Math. It was a big change going there. In the first month I saw big changes in myself. I was finally in my own grade for every subject, and that was a big deal for me. Where I needed extra help I received it, and in the subjects that I did well in, like math...I skipped the grades and started with High School credits. This help, really changed me. I started learning to put what I read together, and actually read novels that interested me. I started understanding that I could do this, I could make it through what I thought I wouldn't. I went on to graduate High School and go to College. I struggled at College but finally found a school and course that worked for me, and graduated high honors in Archives. I went on to University and studied Theology. Work life didn't come easy either. I am not good at some styles of jobs. But working in my fields I found I could excel and do well. I have worked for the government since 2000. I know that my test said when I was first found in Grade 1, I was not expected to graduate High School. I went to Sagonaska at the right time for me, and was able to put it to good use. My LD will always be with me, but they taught me to do well with what it was and to overcome it all. I can't imagine what would have happened to me if Sagonaska hadn't have been there. I do know I am strong because I went there.

Nancy Boulton
Attended Sagonaska from 1989-1991