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, served as a Terminologist & Translator for the Translation Bureau of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 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 20 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 now the Vice Board Chair of Career Colleges Ontario, after having dedicated 10 years on the Board of Directors.

Jana Smith, Director of Studies and Online Education

Ms. Smith holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of Toronto, BA in Psychology  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 25 years and has been with Canadian College of Educators since 2004. Ms. Smith is recognized in the TESL field as contributing writer for “LINC Curriculum Guidelines” and her expertise in training and development of the Canadian Language Benchmarks. 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.

Sheila Baker, TESL Academic Coordinator

Sheila Baker is an Ontario-Certified English Language Teacher (OCELT), TESL-Ontario-Accredited Academic Coordinator, mentor teacher, and TESL Trainer. Ms. Baker holds a Master’s in TESL and a Bachelor’s in Education (Teaching Computer Skills, Tech. Ed.), both degrees from the University of Alberta. Ms. Baker joined the Faculty of Canadian College of Educators in 2020. She has two decades of ESL and TESL experience, including teacher training and teaching EAP (English for Academic Purposes) at MacEwan University along with LINC. She enjoys including technology in the classroom, especially CALL or Computer-Assisted Language Learning strategies and using concordances. In addition, she is also an examiner for language exams, measuring the English-language proficiency of immigrants, internationally educated health-care workers (CELBAN and CLB), and prospective students for living, working, or studying in Canada or other English-speaking countries.

TESL Diploma Training Faculty:

Sheila Baker, OCELT, Certified TESL Trainer
Linda Corrizzato, OCELT, Certified TESL Trainer
Anjum Karimi, OCELT, Certified TESL Trainer
Carmen Valero, OCELT, Certified TESL Trainer