I have come to know and admire Judith McLean through the Transitions program she taught on our reserve. The program was designed to teach native students assertiveness and confidence. I found Judith to be a very inspiring teacher who brought the most quiet person out of their shell. She definitely helped my members find more confidence in themselves. Judith did not just play to role of teacher, she also did a lot of counselling outside of school hours that related to sexual abuse and family violence. She was very well liked by my community. … I admired Judith for finding the time and patience to understand Native culture and in her own unique way, she helped my community appreciate the two worlds. I would recommend Judith.