Becky Ausenda


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 Murdoch

Programme Director

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.

Latoya Pearman

Horizons Programme Administrator

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Kelly Rodday

Content Designer

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.

Network Teachers

Tiffany Bean

Network Teacher

Tiffany is a Bermudian primary school teacher, and mother of three boys. She has been teaching for 9 years in the BPSS, and is currently the Primary 4 Classroom Teacher at Purvis Parish School. Tiffany has obtained her BA.Arts from St.Mary’s University, a PGCE from Sunderland University, and is currently completing her Masters in Educational Leadership.

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 Burgess

Network Teacher

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 Brown

Network Teacher

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.

Board Members

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

Michael Toyer has served in financial services roles within the business sector in the UK and Bermuda for approximately 20 years and brings a wealth of financial experience and strategic acumen to his new role as Treasurer at BEN.  

Sonia Raynor, Director

Sonia Raynor is a seasoned education professional with an extensive background in the field.  Currently serving as Acting Principal at Paget Primary School, Mrs. Raynor has had school leadership experience in both the United States and Bermuda and possesses a deep understanding of the education landscape and its challenges. 

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