Natasha Befus

Upgrading - Chair
Office: Main Building D356
Campus: Vernon
Phone: 250-545-7291 ext. 2259
AACP instructor Natasha Befus

I joined Okanagan College at the Salmon Arm campus is 2009 as a part-time instructor teaching Math courses. In 2011, I become a full-time instructor and in 2013, I transferred to the Vernon campus, where I taught Math, Physics and Biology courses. Currently, I'm working as Chair of the AACP department and teach Chemistry and Math.

Credentials:
M.Sc, Biochemistry, Loma Linda University
B.Ed, Secondary Education, University of British Columbia Okanagan
B.Sc, Science, La Sierra University

Simone Palmer

Upgrading - Coordinator
Office: Main Building C317
Campus: Vernon
Phone: 250-545-7291 ext. 2221
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I began my educational career as a first year university student at the then brand new Salmon Arm campus. After many years in school and various jobs as a treeplanter, a technical writer, a museum interpreter, and a high school teacher, I landed my dream job: teaching English in the AACP program. When not in the classroom, I can found be found enjoying the great outdoors with my family.

Credentials:
PDP (Post Professional Diploma) in Secondary Education, University of Victoria
BA with Distinction, Women's Studies, University of Victoria

Chandra McCann

Adult Academic Career Preparation
Office: Main Building C303
Campus: Vernon
Phone: 250-545-7291 ext. 2311
AACP instructor Chandra McCann

Credentials:
B.Ed, French, University of Toronto
BA, French, University of Toronto

Joey-Lynn Musselman

Adult Academic Career Preparation
Office: Main Building C334
Campus: Vernon
Phone: 250-832-2126 ext. 2210
AACP instructor Joey-Lynn Musselman

I am an Instructor in the AACP Department (Mathematics) at the Vernon campus. I have significant international experience having spent over twelve years teaching in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong before returning to Canada to make the Okanagan my home. I have a passion for endurance sports and when I'm not at the college, I can usually be found swimming, biking, running, skiing or enjoying the outdoors. I love teaching, coaching, learning, travelling and reading.

Credentials:
M.Ed, Education, The University of Western Australia
B.Sc, Math, Western University

Patricia Schellenberg

Adult Academic Career Preparation
Office: Main Building D336
Campus: Vernon
Phone: 250-545-7291 ext. 2281
AACP instructor Patricia Schellenberg

Credentials:
B.Sc, Biochemistry, University of Victoria

Craig Smith

Adult Academic Career Preparation
Office: Main Building C325
Campus: Vernon
Phone: 250-545-7291 ext. 2225
AACP instructor Craig Smith

Christopher Torrie

Adult Academic Career Preparation
Office: Main Building D356
Campus: Vernon
Phone: 250-762-5445
AACP instructor Chris Torrie

Born and (mostly) raised in Vernon. I am an Okanagan College alumnus from the late 80's early 90's. I am very happy to have recently returned to the college as an instructor in the AACP teaching Math and Sciences. If not spending time with my family (4 girls, wife included) I am out running, mountain biking or taking in any of the many things offered throughout our area and community. I consider myself very lucky to live and work in such an amazing place.

Credentials:
MET, Education Technology,University of British Columbia
B.Ed, Education, University of British Columbia
B.Sc, Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University