Lynne Tomlinson is Assistant Dean, pro tem, of Professional Development and Community Engagement in the Faculty of Education. She facilitates collaborative working relationships between the Faculty and the field for the development and provision of off-campus M.Ed. programs, Diploma programs, and Certificate programs. She also assists in the planning, marketing, and delivery of Distance Education, Direct Instruction, and Cohort courses and programs.
In her role as Adjunct Professor at UBC, Lynne has taught Aboriginal Education in Canada as part of the Teacher Education Program. She continues to work closely with local Skwxwú7mesh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ cultural advisors to develop school programs and build relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit families connected to local school districts.
Lynne served as Director of Instruction for the West Vancouver School District with responsibility for School Operations, Professional Development, Teacher and Administrator Professional Growth and Mentorship, K-12 Curriculum Implementation and Assessment, Innovation Research, Indigenous Education, Student Achievement and Ministry Liaison. She has worked in BC as an Elementary Teacher, Vice Principal and Principal.
As a Regional Leader for the Networks of Inquiry and Innovation, Lynne works with educational leadership teams both provincially and internationally to develop networks focussed on the Spiral of Inquiry. She is a presenter on innovative teaching and learning and educational networking to improve student achievement.
Lynne is passionate about improving the life chances of all students.