Becky Ausenda 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.
Kristen joined Bermuda Education Network in 2021. She has 15 years of experience in nonprofit communications and storytelling from working with teams such as United Nations, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), UNICEF and The New Internationalist.
Kristen grew up in depths of a community library in rural Ontario. Her love of the written word eventually lead her to found Reading Culture, a project that organized the building of a primary-school library in Thiès, West Africa. She was raised in a household of teachers and is mother to two small children.
Kristen completed her Bachelor’s at Universidad de Valencia, Spain and obtained her Master’s in Publishing and International Business from Oxford International Centre for Publishing. She strongly believes in working toward equity in education for better health of a community. She has always been interested in making an impact through digestible data reporting and is working with BEN on fundraising, corporate volunteer management and storytelling.
Sally has worked with BEN since 2019.
Sally is a recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education with an Ed.M in Human Development and Psychology and has 15 years experience in administration and education. Having grown up in Australia and Singapore, and with international teaching experience, she is passionate about rigorous personal and professional development and facilitating organisational change. Her commitment to positive workplace cultures, developed through working with all members of a community and cultivating a shared language, is a key component of her work. She has years of experience planning cross-curricular units of study and has led a creative curriculum project. Sally also has a degree in English Literature as well as a Masters in Teaching and has led reading and writing projects.
Stephanie joined BEN in 2020.
Born and raised in Bermuda, Stephanie decided to attend boarding school in the United States and university in Madrid, Spain. Stephanie studied toward a degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at Schiller International University. She was involved in the Student Council, organising cultural event and providing guidance to relocating International Students. During her 7 years in Spain she taught English and later managed a boutique international grocery store. After returning to Bermuda in 2013 she gained experience in Administration and Project Management.
P2 Network Teacher
Rhoda has taught in Bermuda’s Department of Education for 20 years. Currently, she is a P2 Teacher at Harrington Sound Primary where she is a member of the school’s administrative team.
Rhoda is a mother of two adult daughters, a member of various singing groups, has a keen interest in holistic health and is a doTERRA essential oil enthusiast.
In 2001, she graduated from Atlantic Union College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. During the summer of 2021 she began to work with BEN as a tutor in the summer camp program. She is enamored by the support that this organization provides for teachers and students
P3 Network Teacher
Kelly is a Bermudian mother of two, ages 7 and 13. She has been teaching for 19 years in both private and public education. She is currently the Primary 3 classroom teacher and Math Teacher Leader at St. George’s Preparatory School. 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. She is an ICAN Math tutor for the Reading Clinic.
P4 Network Teacher
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 7 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.
Angela Tota Francis
P5 Network Teacher
Angela is a mother of 4, with a B.A. Ed. from Howard University and an M.A. in Organizational Management from Endicott College. She is a veteran teacher with Bermuda’s Department of Education and has taught all levels form P1 to M3. Angela is presently working at Port Royal Primary in P5, one of her favourite levels to teach. She has enjoyed the many learning journeys that BEN has initiated over the years and wants to include other teachers to take advantage of the positive outreach BEN designs for teachers.
Network Teacher & BEN Book Club Programme Coordinator
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
Colm Singleton, Director
Head of Bermuda Office, Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd
On the board since 2011
Sarah Bailey Munroe
Former reinsurance executive, author and professional speaker and the founder of Clarendon Wallace which provides executive and career coaching and business etiquette training.
Guidance Counselor, Whitney Institute Middle School
BA in Social Work and an MA in Counseling.
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