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 admin@bcteal.org or 604-736-6330.

Janice Campbell

Region: Fraser Valley

More details coming soon…

Diana Ospina

Region: Lower Mainland

Diana has a passion for education which started in 2001 teaching English overseas in Colombia and Chile in both secondary school and college settings. During that time, she taught general and business English courses at various levels. As a first-generation Canadian, Diana had seen first-hand the benefits of settlement services and wanted to focus her attention on working with newcomers. Since her return to Canada in 2011 she has had experience in the ELSA and LINC programs in various teaching, coordinating and management roles. Diana is currently the Senior Manager for the Language Program at MOSAIC overseeing assessment, language and skills training, as well as Inclusion and Diversity training.

Paul Spence

Region: Kootenays

More details coming soon…

Vacant

Region: Northern BC

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

Vacant

Region: Okanagan

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

Dian Henderson

Region: Thompson-Nicola

Dian Henderson is an Associate Teaching Professor at Thompson Rivers University and has been teaching EAP and TESL for more than 25 years.  She has also taught in both elementary and middle school and in community-based language programs.  Additionally, she has taught ESL and TESL abroad in Korea, Chile, China, and Mexico.  Her teaching areas are in Advanced Writing, TESL Techniques and Pedagogical Grammar (TESL). Her teaching passions include using Way of Council as an integral part of any classroom.  She is committed to seeking ways to decolonize and indigenize teaching practices in EAL.

Vacant

Region: Vancouver Island

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