Cindy Lahey Came Back to Wheelock College for Her Master’s Degree


Cindy Lahey with her dogs Blaze and Tucker
Cindy Lahey with her two rescue dogs, Blaze and Tucker

I went to Wheelock as an undergrad in the mid- to late- eighties and it just felt natural to come full circle. I am an older grad student who, after years of teaching off and on, has decided to finally bite the bullet and get my master’s degree. I came back to Wheelock for my degree in Teaching Excellence in Science and Math Master’s Program at Wheelock College because of the inclusiveness the Wheelock community offers.

Even as an online student, it is very clear to me that Wheelock professors truly care about their students inside and outside of the classroom. That care for students is something I firmly believe in as a teacher myself and I love that I am treated the same way when I am the student. I feel that there is always something more to learn and discover; if I can help kiddos see this, then my job will be complete.

To you new students out there or those thinking about continuing their education, don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you have the question, chances are others do as well.

When I am not in the classroom, I am usually at home spending time with my two dogs Tucker and Blaze.

We think Tucker is six; however, we are not sure since he is a rescue. We found him on Craigslist! The woman who rehabbed him was moving to an apartment that didn’t take dogs. We saw his face and knew right away that he needed us. We have had Tucker for four years now. We don’t know much about the abuse he endured; only that he was severely abused. He is finally just now learning to play and be a dog.

Blaze is a rescue as well; he was the runt of the litter and his mom chewed the pad of his paw off after he was born. So he walks with a limp and his claws are all messed up. The owners were going to put him down because no one wanted him with his “defect.” My son drove four hours to get him. They have both been a part of our family ever since and we couldn’t be happier.

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