Corinna Evett, Associate Professor of English, is Recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Faculty Award
Professor Evett joined the District in 2002 and began her tenure at SCC in 2005. Professor Evett is an extremely energetic educator at the college; she is the President of SCC’s Academic Senate as well as a member of a number of committees and councils at both the district and college levels. She is particularly proud to serve as the SCC Coordinator and Trainer for our district’s LGBTQ Safe Space Group.
Professor Evett is also an incredibly industrious instructor at the state level. She serves as a Regional Director for the English Council of California Two-Year Colleges. She attends and presents at a variety of conferences related to the teaching of writing, critical thinking, and literature. Each year she is invited to present on a Shakespeare panel at the Young Rhetoricians’ Conference. In order to better serve in her leadership roles at SCC, she attends a variety of plenary sessions, institutes, and academies.
Professor Evett believes her responsibility is to empower students—to help them believe in and embrace their own voice as well as to encourage them to be an active participant in their pursuit toward success both in and out of the classroom. She strives to create a collaborative classroom environment with activities, assignments, and discussions that require creativity, thoughtful introspection, and critical analysis. Her goal is to encourage a sense of independence and achievement within each student. She wants students to leave her class feeling confident, empowered, and prepared to think, speak, and act in accordance with their conscience for the greater good of their life as well as for our collective community.
On days when she is not preparing for a class, a meeting, or a conference, she might be found scootin’ around town on her Vespa or attending festivals with her husband. She says that without his wisdom, encouragement, and love, she would not be the person she is and will grow to be. Together, they find solace and rejuvenation at the beach while walking along the shore, swimming in the ocean and surfing within the waves.
Professor Evett writes, “I am overwhelmingly grateful for this recognition. I am fortunate to call SCC my home, for our college community maintains a student-centered environment populated by students, staff, faculty, and administrators who exhibit an exemplary spirit of collegiality. I am constantly amazed and encouraged by the depth of generosity of time, thought, action, and heart demonstrated by my colleagues and many students.”