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Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson, M.Ed., Director of International Education

Jennifer loves all Northern Lights College campuses and is proud to be part of the team of caring individuals who support the international students. She is originally from the province of Ontario where she worked as an International Liaison Consultant as well as Employment Consultant for Sault College. She is passionate about global education and community newcomer support initiatives. She studied French at the University of Montreal, completed TEFL certification at Vancouver Community College, and a Master of Education program the University of British Columbia. She has taught English in Ecuador, France and Canada and has enjoyed living in many countries around the world including Mexico, New Zealand and Australia.

You will find Jennifer hiking, snowshoeing, snowboarding, camping, bike riding - any adventurous outdoor activity - in her free time. Let’s explore the beautiful province of British Columbia together! She can be reached at jejohnson@nlc.bc.ca


Pamela den OudenPamela den Ouden, Coordinator (BA (Eng.), MA, TESL Certificate)

Pamela has worked at Northern Lights College since 1993 on the Fort St. John Campus. Besides teaching English as a Second Language, she has taught Women’s Studies and many English writing and literature courses in the university transfer program.

Pamela has an Interdisciplinary (English and History) Master’s degree from the University of Northern British Columbia and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Saskatchewan. She enjoys reading and is very interested in astronomy. On clear nights, she heads out with binoculars and telescope to view the wonders of the northern sky.

“I make my classes interactive, so students can experience the language in as many ways as possible. Having fun is also an important part of learning.”

She can be reached via email at pdenoudn@nlc.bc.ca




Michael Temple Michael Temple, Instructor (M.Ed., BA (Hons), TESL Certificate)

Michael has been teaching EFL/ESL since 1991. He taught for eight years in Taiwan before returning to his hometown of Fort St. John to continue his career in the International Education Department of Northern Lights College.

Michael speaks Mandarin Chinese, and enjoys learning about other languages and cultures. He also likes to promote humour in his classes when possible.

He can be reached via email at mtemple@nlc.bc.ca




Cleo Baker, Program and Student Support Clerk

Cleo has been with the College since 2007 in a variety of positions on the Fort St. John Campus. She enjoys working with the international students to promote student engagement activities, and outside of the college is an avid horse enthusiast. Prior to working at the College, Cleo has worked in many different occupations - on ranches, in Western stores, in her own business, and many more. She enjoys the students very much.

She can be reached via email at cbaker@nlc.bc.ca


Kazuko Maxwell, Program and Student Support Clerk

Kazuko grew up in Japan and first came to Northern Lights College as an ESL student in 2002. She moved to Fort St. John in 2006 and completed the Applied Business Technology program at NLC, with an Administrative Assistant Certificate and a Financial Assistant Certificate. She has been working at NLC since 2008, first in the Human Development, Education, and Care Department.

In 2013 she moved to the International Education department. Kazuko enjoys traveling abroad to experience other cultures and their foods.

She can be reached via email at kmaxwell@nlc.bc.ca


Bobby Eng Program Student Support Clerk

Bobby Eng, Program and Student Support Clerk

Bobby worked part-time for the International Education department from April-July 2014 and then returned full-time in July 2015 as the International Education Program and Student Support clerk in Dawson Creek. He is originally from Victoria, BC, but has been lucky enough to live in China, Egypt, Malawi, and in various countries across Europe as well as the Peace Region. Bobby has a degree in Recreation and Health Education from the University of Victoria and a TESL certificate from World International English.

If you are looking for him around town, you might find him playing soccer, enjoying nature, or coaching sports. His favourite thing to do is to tie up his running shoes and head out for a run through the rain, snow, or shine. He loves connecting with the students and helping them adjust and transition to a new environment.

He can be reached via email at beng@nlc.bc.ca

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