Bert Tulk

Jacaranda Blossom

Bert TulkBert Tulk is a Director of Sustainability Frontiers and has been Superintendent/CEO of the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA), headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, since 2005. He was previously Superintendent with the Labrador West School Board and Assistant Director (Programs) for both the Avalon East and Labrador School Boards in Newfoundland. He was Director of Global Education for Newfoundland and Labrador from 1991-95.

Bert has BA, BEd and MEd degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland. His Doctorate in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT) had a global education and school change focus. Bert’s current research and teaching interests are in global education, sustainability and educational change.

Tree BlossomAs Adjunct Professor at Mount Saint Vincent University, Bert teaches courses and supervises graduate students in global education. An active member of the North American Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), he serves on its Leadership Conference Design Team, the Worldwide Influence Study Team, the ASCD Global Education Network Group and was Founding President of its Atlantic Canada Connected Community. In 2010, Bert initiated the ASCD Student Chapter at Mount Saint Vincent University, of which he is the faculty advisor. An Honorary Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association Humanities Council, he was a founding Member of the Atlantic Council for International Co-operation and served as Chair of the Green Teacher Board of Directors. Since 1992, he has been an Assessor with the Canadian Studies Directorate, in which he evaluates proposals seeking funding from the Secretary of State. Bert has chaired the Autism Advisory Committee for Atlantic Canada since 2010 and became a reviewer for AMBIO (Journal of the Human Environment) in 2012.

As Superintendent/CEO of APSEA, Bert’s responsibilities extend across the four Atlantic Canadian Provinces, with a particular focus on programs and services for children and youth who are blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing. The Autism in Education Project was added to his mandate in 2010. Bert was researcher/writer for the Newfoundland and Labrador special education Focusing on Students: The ISSP/Pathways Commission Report (June 2007).

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