Becky is the founder of Bermuda Education Network and has served as Executive Director since 2010.
Becky was raised in Hong Kong and is a huge fan of Chinese culture, language and food. Prior to working in education she spent 12 years as a corporate attorney in London, Shanghai and Bermuda.
Her interest in public education began through volunteering at her children’s school and also serving on charity committees in the reinsurance industry. She left her job as an attorney to work full time for BEN and has contributed to various education initiatives including teacher professional development events with faculty from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and assisting the Bermuda Educators Council to develop their teacher professional development policy. Under her leadership, BEN developed their Springboard Programme, Christian Thunhurst scholarship, Kattegat Sailing Programme and Horizons Programme.
In 2017, Becky took a sabbatical to obtain a Master’s degree in Education with a specialization in Language and Literacy at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and since returning to Bermuda has continued to lead BEN’s fundraising and expansion of its teacher professional development programmes.
Fiona has been a passionate advocate for public education and is herself a graduate of Bermuda’s public schools before attaining her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph and her teaching qualification at Oxford University.
Fiona joins the BEN from the Clarity Institute, where she was programme director responsible for designing, creating programming and facilitating strategic meetings and professional development strategies.
Fiona has 25 years teaching experience and was previously Head of the Saltus Grammar School Art Department and Saltus Graduate Year Coordinator. She is also an expert in STEAM education and has extensive experience in developing and implementing new curriculum, and collaborating with arts organisations through student competitions, public art projects and visual arts exhibitions.
Horizons Programme Administrator
Kelly is a Bermudian mother of two, ages 8 and 14. She has been teaching for 20 years in both private and public education. She is currently a Primary classroom teacher at Somersfield Academy. Kelly has a Master’s Degree in Organisational Management in Education from Endicott College.
Kelly has provided professional development for the B.U.T.‘s Annual Conferences, Somersfield Academy, and the ICAN Math Program.
Tiffany is a wife, mother of two young boys, lover of coffee, and traveling. She has a BA.Arts from St. Mary’s University, a PGCE from Sunderland University, and is currently enrolled in their Masters Program. Tiffany has been a teacher with BPSS for 8 years, and is currently a P4 Teacher at Purvis Primary School.
Tiffany has taken advantage of the many learning journeys BEN has offered over the years, and has enjoyed partnering with BEN to collaborate with other teachers to make teaching and learning exciting.
J’Ree is a teacher within the Bermuda Public School System (BPSS). She has taught P2 for four years. Currently, this is her first year teaching P3. She has taught at Paget Primary School for all five years.
She is the mathematics teacher leader at Paget Primary School. She has recently joined as a BEN network teacher due to her love of cross curricular teaching and high interests in teaching science and social studies.
Florence is a Bermudian primary school teacher. She has 8 years teaching experience in Bermuda and 4 of those have been in the Bermuda Public School System. She is currently teaches P5 at St. George’s Prep. She is the teacher leader for ELA, and MTSS coach at the school.
She has a Masters Degree in Education with a focus on Restorative Practices. She has also offered PD around the use of Restorative Practices within schools.
Alan Burland, Chairman
Experienced company President with a strong history of working in the construction and renewable energy/sustainability industries. Skilled in Engineering, Negotiation, Operations/Contract Management, and Development. Registered Professional Engineer with B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. Keenly supports education and youth development programs.
Cora Lee Starzomski, Treasurer
Cora Lee is the Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Kattegat Limited, a Bermuda based investment holding company. She is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Director with more than 25 years’ experience in public and private industry.
Gloria Dill, Secretary
Gloria has over 25 years’ experience assisting executives and managers on multiple organizational levels. Since taking early retirement in February 2022, she enjoys being able to give back through volunteering for both local and international charities.
Colm Singleton, Director
Head of Bermuda Office, Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd
On the board since 2011
Lorene Phillips, Director
Former reinsurance executive, author and professional speaker and the founder of Clarendon Wallace which provides executive and career coaching and business etiquette training.
Edmeiko Butterfield, Director
Acting Deputy Principal, Whitney Institute Middle School
BA in Social Work and an MA in Counseling.
Michael Toyer, Director
Sonia Haley, Director
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