Beverley Maxwell has a Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University and Master of Education from the University of Toronto. From 2006 to 2012, she was the Director of Certification at the British Columbia College of Teachers in Vancouver, Canada. She was responsible for all issues related to applications for teacher certification, including new graduates and teachers arriving from outside the province and outside Canada. Ms Maxwell also managed all cases where there were concerns about an applicant’s good character or fitness to practice. Prior to the director’s position, Ms Maxwell worked for 10 years at the College as an evaluator, researching the education systems and institutions of other countries to determine the degree of comparability between their teacher preparation programs and those offered in British Columbia. Ms Maxwell has also worked as a Research Associate at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education, and in various positions at the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She has taught at the elementary and secondary level in public school and the Pediatrics Ward of a regional hospital.