The Board of Directors:
Noble Kelly, BEd, MEd (President):
Noble has been a High School Educator since 1991. Mr. Kelly has a Post Baccalaureate in Educational Technology and a Masters in Adult Learning and Global Change. He is an Adjunct Professor with the Teacher Education Department at UBC and has worked as a teacher mentor and trainer for the Simon Fraser University Educational Technology Post Baccalaureate program. Noble has served as the co-chair of the board for BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) from 2013 to 2017 and has designed and facilitated workshops to teachers as a member of the Peace and Global Education Provincial Specialist Association of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation. He has been involved in education reform work and teacher training in South Africa, Ethiopia, Guyana, Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya. Mr. Kelly founded Education Beyond Borders in 2007 and is presently devoting his time to its continued growth and developing and implementing systemic strategies and awareness to teachers and development practitioners to foster quality education globally.
Carolin Rekar Munro, PhD (Ed), CHRL, CTDP (Vice President)
Carolin is Professor and Intellectual Lead for Leadership in the Faculty of Management at Royal Roads University, Victoria BC. Dr. Rekar Munro teaches in the MBA, MA Tourism Leadership, and BA International Hospitality Management programs. Carolin is also an adjunct professor for Central Michigan University in the MA in Education and a visiting professor in the MBA program at Mount Meru University in Tanzania teaching Human Resources, Organizational Behaviour, and Strategy. Carolin also manages Eye of the Tiger Consulting in which she collaborates with leaders on change management, employee engagement, strategic planning, and leadership development. Carolin received her Master and Doctoral degrees with a focus on Developing Human Resources and Leadership from the University of Toronto. Carolin’s published work includes two books, Managing the New Generation: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Meeting Workplace Expectations of Generation Y, and Management of Human Resources (co-authored with Dessler & Cole), and she is currently working on her third book based on her research on Generation Z. She has been an active member of Education Beyond Borders as project team member and leader for the leadership development and community education initiative in Tanzania.
Kin Lo, PhD, FCPA, FCA (Treasurer):
Dr. Lo is the Senior Associate Dean of Students at UBC Sauder School of Business. He holds the CPA Professorship in Accounting established by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC). After receiving a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, he articled at PwC and subsequently earned his doctorate from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago. His research has been published widely and he has served as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Accounting and Economics from 2003-2011. Aside from research and teaching, Kin is also active in the professional accounting community serving on provincial and national committees such as the Academic Advisory Council for the Accounting Standards Board of Canada. He was elected as Fellow of CPABC (FCPA) in 2013.
Kimberly Brown, BEd, MEd (Secretary):
Kimberly is a Vice-Principal with Regina Public Schools who has traveled to Kenya and Tanzania with Education Beyond Borders since 2010. Kimberly holds Bachelor and Master of Education from the University of Regina focusing on Curriculum and Instruction. She has also taken classes through the University of British Columbia on Reconciliation through Education to support the Indigenous students and families that she works with. Kimberly has worked for most of her teaching career in community schools in Regina supporting students and families through promoting family involvement in learning, making school a welcoming place and having high expectations for learning. She believes that all students will grow and succeed if they are given the supports they need at school whether it is through learning interventions, developing positive behaviour interventions, meeting students basic needs or offering them a quiet place during a busy day. This belief is why she is committed to the EBB's work.
Alex Roosenburg, BA, MEd, ISL:
James Sunney Quaicoe, Dip. Tech. Edu., BEd, MEd (Admin), Med (ICT), PhD:
James has worked at the various level of the educational sector in Ghana. James has experience as an elementary and secondary school teacher, and head teacher. As an educational administrator, James served in the capacity of the Assistant Director of Education in charge of Public Relations and Technology Integration in the Western Region of Ghana. James pursued his professional teacher education in Ghana with both a teachers’ diploma and a bachelor degree. He completed Master degree programmes in Educational Administration and ICT in Education respectively. James also holds a doctorate degree with a specialization of Technology and Education in the domain of Information Society Technologies; earned from Tallinn University in Estonia. James has been a key figure in advocating for innovative teaching and technology integration in schools and has planned and conducted training workshops for teachers at the e-learning centre on innovative teaching and learning practices.
Razan M. Irshaidat, BSc, MEd:
Razan is a well experienced Jordanian educator who has been working in educational sector for almost 14 years in the Middle East. She is currently serving as Biology and Environmental Science Teacher / Teacher Trainer, where she is accountable for utilizing apposite teaching and learning techniques to enhance student performance. Additionally, she is responsible for training and guiding other teachers towards modern teaching practices and methods. Her expertise lies in curricular design and management, staff and faculty development, teacher support and training, educational leadership and learning outside the classroom. She believes that every educator should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.
Soraya Arteaga, BA (Psych.), BEd, MEd (Tech), PhD (Ed):
Soraya started teaching in the province of Alberta, Canada in early 1990. She is an experienced K-12 classroom teacher, school administrator, and technology education consultant involved in mentoring and leading professional learning across curricular areas. Her doctoral dissertation and research focused on outlier teachers/educators who successfully use technologies to teach/learn and unite students across the world. She continues to be an advocate for education and a child sponsor (over 26 years). In 2016, Soraya visited communities in Ghana, Africa (with World Vision). Her passion for education has taken her to schools in Central and South America including those in the highlands of Guatemala (AMMID) and Bolivia reed-floating-islands. At present, she is expanding her knowledge of indigenous populations through online coursework. Of special interest to Soraya are benevolent community and organization projects that lead to self empowerment and sustainability. Education Beyond Borders merges her philanthropy with her love of education. Soraya firmly believes education is the right of all individuals in the world and the ladder up Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs.