Faculty of Education
Edward (Ted) Palmer
Ted Palmer is the Executive Director of the Business Education Council of Niagara (BEC), one of the largest and most diverse business education councils in North America. The BEC delivers school-to-work programs for students, as well as employment assistance services and programs and has been recognized both through awards and certifications as an organization that develops strategic partnerships between education, business, government and community organizations. Mr. Palmer was also the founding Chair of the Ontario Business Education Partnership, a consortium of industry education councils across Ontario.
Ted Palmer holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, a Masters Degree in Education from Brock University and teacher/administrator certification from Althouse College of Education, University of Western Ontario and Brock University, Faculty of Education.
Previously, Ted worked in a variety of positions including teacher and administrator with the District School Board of Niagara and faculty member at Brock University. He has developed numerous programs, methodologies, curricula and delivered related teacher in-service programs for the Ontario Ministry of Education and teacher education programs for Brock University, in addition to being the author of several books, publications, policies and discussion papers. He was also the original Resource Expert to the Provincial Partnership Council: Ontario Ministry of Education.
Ted is married to Sherry Campbell, a psychotherapist, with a Master of Arts in Psychology from Brock University. They have three children: Ryan, who lives in Vancouver and is a litigation data base manager; Rachael who is completing her BSW at Niagara University; and Kyle who is completing his BAAB at Niagara College. In his other life Ted is a golfer and avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres.