VICTORIA – Dianne Flood has been appointed acting commissioner for teacher regulation until such time as a commissioner can be appointed by the Minister of Education.
The commissioner’s role is to receive any new reports about teacher conduct or competence and make a determination on whether to order an investigation. The appointment of an acting commissioner ensures that these functions can continue on an interim basis until a commissioner can be appointed to the new Teacher Regulation Branch.
Flood brings a wealth of experience in administrative law. This includes service in B.C. as an executive director in the Ministry of Attorney General and as former chair of the Property Assessment Appeal Board. She also has served as an assistant deputy minister with the Manitoba government, and as vice chair of Manitoba’s Municipal Board, hearing and deciding disputes with significant public interest in outcomes.
The Teacher Regulation Branch is responsible for regulating the competence and conduct of the approximately 67,000 certificate-holders in British Columbia teaching in the public, independent and First Nations systems.