Our People


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Dr. Karen Ragoonaden
Associate Dean,
Teacher Education
Faculty website
John Yamamoto
Teacher Education Office
Rod Brown (on leave)
Associate Director, Academic and Professional Support, and Program Manager, Elementary & Middle Years Practicum


Willa Bao
Admissions Officer
Michael Goco
Admissions Officer/Advisor
Jungbee (Bee) Lee
Student Support –
French Programs
Dr. Justin O’Hearn
Manager, Admissions & Recruiting
Alexis Okabe
Indigenous Education Program Advisor, NITEP
Sara Schermer
Student Support –
French Programs
Derek Wong
Admissions Officer

Bachelor of Education Program and Student Services

Greta Bartsch
Program Manager – Practicum (Elementary & Middle Years)
Cynthia Clerc
Program Manager – Practicum (Secondary)
Yvonne Dawydiak
Learning Design Manager, Teacher Education
Michelle Lim
Embedded Counsellor
Book an appointment:
604 822 3811
UBC Counselling Services
Dayna McCracken (on leave)
Embedded Counsellor
Dr. Keith McPherson
Program Manager – Student Services (Elementary & Middle Years)
Tricia Murray
Program Manager – Community Field Experience (Local, Rural and International)
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Graham Setters
Program Manager – Indigenous, Rural & Remote, and International Cohort BEd Program Pathways
Bette Shippam
Program Manager – Student Services (Secondary)
Jennifer Stewart
Program Planning Manager


Julie Oya
Web and Communications Coordinator

Office Administration

Lu Tian (on leave)
Administrative Manager
Danny Battsog
Administrative Manager (interim)
Najmeh Bahrami
Assistant to the Associate Dean

Student Support

Gabriel Berri
Undergraduate Student Support
Gladys Ling
Undergraduate Student/Financial Support
Undergraduate Student Support