Faculty

The Canadian College of Educators prides itself in the quality of its faculty and brings countless of combined years of education and experience to its programs and administration.

Carmen Valero, Dean

Ms. Valero is a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) with the Canadian Society for Training and Development, a TESL Ontario Certified Teacher of English as a Second Language and Accredited TESL Trainer, and Certified IELTS Examiner for the International English Language Testing System.  Ms. Valero holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Linguistics and Modern Languages from McMaster University and a Graduate Degree in Translation from the University of Ottawa in addition to her CTDP, TESL, and IELTS certifications.

Before being appointed President and Dean of the Canadian College of Educators she was a University Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation (1999 – 2004), served as a Terminologist & Translator for the Translation Bureau of Public Works and Government Services Canada (1997 – 2000), and has over 20 years experience in education as an English, French, and Spanish Teacher in Ontario secondary schools, colleges, and universities. Much of her work in the field of linguistics has been published by the Canadian Federal Government in language journals and is contained in more than 50,000 terminological records in TERMIUM®, our government’s linguistic databank.

Ms. Valero has been very involved in educational leadership and management including the field of TESL Training and the Post-Secondary Education private sector for the past 15 years where her focus has been on Adult Education Program Standards, Accreditation, and Government Relations. She currently serves on the TESL Ontario TESL Training Institutions Directors Panel (since 2006) and is an ongoing Director on the Career Colleges Ontario Board of Directors (2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).

Jana Smith, Director of Studies and Online Education

Ms. Smith holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of Toronto, BA in Sociology from York University, and a B.Ed in Adult Education from Brock University. Ms. Smith served as both ESL Teacher and Program Officer for the Toronto District School Board for over 20 years before joining the Canadian College of Educators. She has a passion for new technologies in teaching and learning and is the Founder and President of EduPros, a leading Canadian educational provider of e-learning solutions.

Mary MacKeracher, TESL Academic Coordinator

Mary MacKeracher is an Ontario Certified English Language Teacher and TESL Ontario Accredited Academic Coordinator and TESL Trainer. Ms. MacKeracher holds a Masters in Linguistics from the University of Toronto and Masters in Science (Computation) from McMaster University. Formerly a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto, Ms. MacKeracher joined the Canadian College of Educators’ Faculty in 2008. She has over 20 years of ESL, TESL, and Linguistics teaching to adults and lecturing experience. In addition to her tenure at the College she is also Certified IELTS Examiner.

 

TESL Ontario Accredited Trainers in the TESL Diploma Program:

Mary MacKeracher, OCELT

Jana Smith, OCELT

Carmen Valero, OCELT