The BEC is committed to serve, support and provide quality PD opportunities to meet the needs of our colleagues in this most honorable profession. With continued collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Division 16 of the BPSU (The principal’s division), The Bermuda Union of Teachers, many other stakeholders in the public and private sector, and you, as our fellow BEC members, we are looking forward to a more accountable teaching body on the island of Bermuda.
History of the BEC
The Bermuda Educators Council Act 2002 issued by the Bermuda Government.
The previous BEC was elected in March 2011. In November 2011, they tabled a motion to collectively resign and in January 2012, former chairman, Tina Outerbridge, confirmed the resignations.
From April-September 2012, a volunteer interim committee met to start the process of electing a new council and to continue vetting license applications through the summer to avoid any September 2012 teaching delays.
The BEC Elections were held in October 2012, where the new council met to set up a new infrastructure from the bottom up. Between the months of November 2012-June 2013 the following was conducted:
New office location
Office construction (paint, windows & furniture)
New filing systems
Phone, computer & security systems
Hiring and managing an office administrator
Updating documentation (e.g. license applications)
Discussions of PD hours & fees
Establishment of PD committee
In addition, during this time until present, the BEC have continued to vet license applications through the school year and throughout the summer, finalized licensing fees and PD hours through the consultative process, issued new BEC licenses, streamlined a new PD policy, and hosted PD workshops (Singapore Math and the Danielson Framework training).
Application for Bermuda Licensure
Requisite professional development hours are as follows:
Principals/Ministry Personnel: $180.00 licensing fee and 50 PD hours
Full-time Teachers: $140.00 licensing fee and 50 PD hours
Para-Educatorsm Substitutes, Part-time and Retirees: $100.00 licensing fee and 40 PD hours.
Payment may be made by one of the following methods:
Online by direct transfer
Account Name: The Bermuda Educators’ Council
Account #: 010 101491 001
For clear identification, it is imperative that when you make the transfer, you include:
Date of payment
Name of Teacher in memo field
Direct payment via cash (preferably exact fee) or by cheque (payable to The Bermuda Educators’ Council) at the office location:
The Gate House
81 Court Street
Hamilton HM 12
Council Members 2015-2016
Crenstant Williams, Chairman
Public School Rep, Harrington Sound Primary
Gladston Thompson, Co-Chairman
Public School Rep, St. Davids Primary
Deborah Raat, Secretary
Public School Rep, East End Primary School
Private School Rep, Somersfield Academy
Private School Rep, Bermuda High School for Girls
Private School Rep, Saltus Grammar School
Public School Rep, TN Tatem Middle School
Private School Principal, Bermuda Institute
Specialist Educator, Victor Scott School
Learning Support Teacher, Cedarbridge Academy
Mr. Jon Brunson
Mrs. Sheila Holder
Ms. Darnell Wynn
Mr. Delroy Musson