Regional Representatives

BC TEAL is happy to announce the start of our Regional Representatives Program. The goal of this initiative is to better meet the professional development needs of our members throughout BC. Each Regional Group was created to provide a way for EAL professionals living in specific areas of BC to connect, share ideas and resources, and find out about professional development opportunities in their area. Currently, there are BC TEAL Regional Representatives and active groups for the following areas listed below.

If you are interested in learning more about this initiative, please contact us at or 604-736-6330.

Janice Campbell

Region: Fraser Valley

More information coming soon.

Dave Levine

Region: Lower Mainland

Dave Levine is the Manager of Academic Affairs at VanWest College, where he oversees both their ESL and Vocational Program delivery and development. He began teaching clients and small businesses how to manage their computers decades ago; he was very glad to qualify and transition into teaching ESL 8 years ago, after studying at the esteemed Douglas College TESL program. He holds a degree in English Literature from UBC, and pursues PD as often as it is available.

Kirsten Gear

Region: Kootenays

Kirsten Gear (PIDP, PGCE, CELTA, TESL 3, MA) is TESOL Program Coordinator at Selkirk College.  She is French bilingual and has studied Salish, Ktunaxa, Inuktitut, Sanskrit, Korean, Hebrew, Vietnamese and Arabic.  She has been teaching since 1999, spending 17 of those years overseas (South East Asia, England, Australia, Occupied Palestinian Territories, the GCC).  She has also been working fully online with the University of Liverpool as Writing Centre Manager and Academic Career Coach since 2009.  She is an avid public speaker, peer reviewed published author and devout supporter of Indigenizing curriculum.

Pamela den Ouden

Region: Northern BC

More information coming soon.

Amber McLeod

Region: Okanagan

Amber McLeod ( MEd, TESL ll, BSc) is the Program Coordinator for the English Foundation Program at UBC Okanagan’s School of Education.  She has been an EAL instructor for almost 20 years, and has lived abroad in Mexico and Guatemala working in both teaching and administrative positions. Amber enjoys, teaching in the classroom as well as collaborating with peers around curriculum development, assessment strategies, and classroom resources. Outside of  her work environment, Amber likes petting dogs, going to restaurants, dancing,  catching up with friends, exercising, and baking.


Region: Thompson-Nicola

Please contact us if you are interested in this volunteer position.


Region: Vancouver Island

Please contact us if you are interested in this volunteer position.