Pat has been involved in the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) field for 30 years, 19 of which she has spent teaching. Pat holds her ECE Certification, Montessori A.M.I Certification, and Instructor Education Certificate. After years of working in and operating her own childcare facility, she developed an interest in best preparing students to enter the field, leading her to instructing. She feels ECE students at Stenberg College have a unique experience with small class sizes and a broad range of student support services. Pat has been involved with the Early Childhood Education Program at Stenberg since the program began in 2007.
Sharmaine Kamwere is an in-class instructor and practicum monitor in Stenberg’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. Sharmaine has over 14 years of experience in the ECE field, working with infants, toddlers, preschool and daycare programs. A Stenberg instructor since 2011, Sharmaine enjoys the interactive nature of Stenberg’s ECE program, and the fact that courses are held at a childcare facility, allowing her and students the opportunity to interact with children on a daily basis. Sharmaine enjoys keeping up with trends In the ECE field, and has completed a variety of professional development workshops, both as an instructor and as an ECE Educator.
Mark Kerr is the lead instructor for Stenberg’s Education Assistant program. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with distinction from Simon Fraser University, as well as a certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis. He is currently working towards his Master’s Degree in Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Stenberg in 2014, he worked for four years in crisis and suicide prevention at the Vancouver Crisis Centre. Currently, he works as an independent behaviour consultant, as well as a consultant for SOSBC in the parent-driven autism services division. Mark loves his work as an instructor and a consultant, and is incredibly passionate about his students and clients alike.
Dee Beattie is an Education Assistant with over 25 years of experience working with medically fragile students, autism, FAS, elementary, high school, segregated, full inclusion, hearing impaired, vision impaired, work experience, and students who exhibit violent behaviour. A core instructor at Stenberg, Dee holds an Education Assistant Diploma, and is currently pursuing her Adult Educators Certification through NACC. Dee’s favourite thing about working at Stenberg is the quality of service provided to students, and the opportunity to inspire future Education Assistants.
Lovey Sidhu has been a Stenberg instructor since 2005. A life-long learner, Lovey holds a Master of Education from Simon Fraser University, as well as a Provincial Instructor Diploma Program, an Executive Education Certificate and a Bachelor of Arts. At Stenberg, Lovey teaches online and in-class courses, deliver instructor development courses, and designs and develops curriculum. She is committed to ensuring the success of her students, and aims to transform them into the best version of themselves as professionals.
Dr. Kenneth Cole is a Registered Psychologist with the Sunny Hill Health Centre at the BC Children’s Hospital. He is also a District Psychologist in School District #36 (Surrey) and he provides ASD training province-wide from the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) for the Ministry of Education.
Dr. Cole was recently honoured with the Stenberg College President’s Award. This award is presented annually by the College to a healthcare and human services professional who has inspired our community through their actions and words.