SET-BC is pleased to welcome new (and returning) staff members to our regional and provincial teams this year. We are already enjoying their new ideas and enthusiasm as they jump into their consultant roles. Welcome Josh, Suzanne, Lynn, Nadine, Adam, and Tak!
Josh Campbell has been working as a teacher for the past 15 years in both the independent and public school systems in the Lower Mainland. He also spent 10 years with Gateway Society working with adolescents and adults with autism and other pervasive developmental disabilities. Josh is not only looking forward to helping equip students with appropriate assistive technology, but to helping teachers and school staff attain the training and knowledge necessary to best serve their students. He will be supporting students from the Region 2 Metro office in Vancouver.
Suzanne Harwood is a Speech-Language Pathologist with more than 16 years experience. She first began working for SET-BC in 2005 and is returning to her role as a SET-BC Consultant after a two year leave. She has worked in Ontario and British Columbia with children of all ages in a variety of settings. Suzanne has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Linguistics, and Education from Simon Fraser University. She has a Master’s Degree of Clinical Science from the University of Western Ontario. Suzanne is looking forward to once again being part of B.C. school-based teams using technology to provide opportunities for learning. Suzanne will be supporting students in the Sooke, Gulf Islands, Francophone, and Independent Schools.
Lynn Kent is a high school trained teacher that specialized in Science and Geography. She taught in Kelowna, Australia and Calgary before moving to Vancouver after completing her Masters degree in the field of Blind and Visual Impairment. Lynn’s thesis involved the creation of a whale research program for students who are blind or visually impaired at a pre-existing whale research station in Clayquot Sound. During the program, she was thrilled at how adaptations and the integration of technology allowed students to conduct research on marine mammals. Lynn is excited to see technology in the hands of students in the Vancouver school district as she has joined the Region 2 Metro team.
Nadine Korven has been working in the field of special education and early childhood development for the past 15 years in colleges and public school systems across BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. Nadine brings a diverse background of school and classroom experience to her new SET BC position as a Region 4 East Kootenay consultant.
Adam Rattray is a secondary trained teacher with specializations in biology and chemistry. He taught biology, chemistry, photography, and art for the last 5 years of his teaching career at the Vancouver Learning Network. Adam completed his Masters in Educational Technology at UBC and has enjoyed a variety of work in education including setting up online learning with the ministries of education in Lesotho and Zambia. He has a passion for working with technology and helping people. He joins the SET-BC provincial team as our consultant supporting FNESC students around the province.
Tak Yamada has been working in the field of education for over 7 years. He brings a strong technical background from his years of teaching at the Vancouver Learning Network and his Masters in Educational Technology degree from UBC. His goal in joining SET-BC is to help level the playing field for those with disabilities, using his technical and e-learning expertise. As the training consultant on the Provincial Resource Team, he is excited to see the kinds of training opportunities he can provide to assist school teams and the other SET-BC consultants around the province.