Licensed in California since 1989, Susie Sherry is a local Real Estate Broker specializing in assisting clients buy and sell residential and investment real estate. She was also licensed in Hawaii from 1989-1994 where she helped clients buy and sell as well as teaching Graduate Realtor Institute classes to Realtors. Among her accomplishments are awards for Outstanding Listing Agent, Outstanding Producer/Salesperson/Referral Agent and Most Professional Growth.
Susie has performed a variety of faculty and administrative assignments for MiraCosta College for many years. She taught Principles of Bus. Management; New Directions, New Job Choices; and Customer Service classes. She collaborated on the original grant for, and directed the Tech Prep Program for several years. She taught at Copper Mountain Campus in Joshua Tree near 29 Palms and at College of the Desert in Palm Desert.
When not assisting real estate clients or teaching classes, she enjoys extensive traveling and service projects. She is an active member of the MiraCosta Real Estate Advisory Board, the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and is a volunteer with Special Olympics and with local chapters of Hospice.
REAL 100:1613 Spring 2015 (ONLINE)
REAL 100:1777 Fall 2014 (ONLINE)
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Currently, I teach Real Estate Principles (REAL100), Real Estate Economics (REAL206) and am the faculty mentor for Cooperative Education Students. Each classes has on-line presence, and REAL206 is entirely online.
I have taught in community colleges in both California and Hawaii for over 25 years. My teaching experiences include credit and non-credit classes as well as community education, in the areas of Business Management, Office Skills, Customer Service, Career Development, Job Search Skills and Real Estate. I have also been a licensed Realtor for over 20 years, actively practicing in both California and Hawaii. I work hard to provide excellent customer service to both my classroom students and my real estate clients
As a Realtor, I believe everyone should have a basic knowledge of real estate, real estate law, and real estate economics so that they can be informed, successful consumers throughout their lifetimes. My intention as a Realtor is to educate my clients as we transact real estate business together.
As an educator, I believe life is enhanced by learning. I believe people thrive on learning new things, contemplating new ideas, re-tooling as their life evolves. As a teacher, I intend to play an active role in this “thriving”. I strive to provide students with the ability to “learn how to learn” no matter what discipline they study. I believe that to be successful in life today, students need to hone their ability to spot trends, be on the look-out for new ideas, to regularly “look above the trees” and not get stuck in the forest of the known and familiar. Historically, the world is changing more and more rapidly with new ideas, technologies and businesses emerging constantly and we are becoming a more global society in every moment. It is our job as Educators to teach students how to be aware of change and how to respond to change effectively.
I believe that students learn best in the classroom when they know why course content is relevant to their lives and how to use the knowledge they are gaining efficiently. I believe students learn as much from other students in each class as they do from the instructor. My job as an educator is to create an environment where learning takes place by making the classroom safe and stress-free, while helping students build a classroom community, whether in a live class or online.
When a student chooses to take any of my classes, they should be pro-active, have self-discipline, good time management skills and at least 6 hours a week to work on classes besides their classroom time for a 3 unit class. They should have the technical knowledge and ready access to an efficient computer, and to effectively deal with the Internet, Email, Blackboard and basic computer skills. I am available at any time to assist students, and students should take advantage of this support. My syllabus for each class is available online. I invite inquiries via email if you are contemplating one of my classes. I wish you every success as a student! Happy Learning…