Teacher Certification Board

  • About the Teacher Certification Board
  • Apply to be a member of the Teacher Certification Board
  • Current members

  1. About the Teacher Certification Board

    Advise and make recommendations to the Minister on any program or course of study for the upgrading of teacher qualifications and the training of teachers; review regulations and recommend changes governing types, issuance, suspension and cancellation of teachers’ certificates by the Minister; and make recommendations to the Minister for certification of people whose status with respect to qualifications is referred to the Teacher Certification Board.

    The board also hears appeals in its role as the certification appeal committee.

    • Authority: Education Act, section 196
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: Order-In-Council
    • Requirements: no legislated criteria required to join
    • Term: 2 years
    • Meetings: as required
    • Department: Education
    • Honoraria: $75 per day

  2. Apply to be a member of the Teacher Certification Board

    Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.


    1. Complete the application.
    2. Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
    3. Submit your completed application and resume.
      In person: Inquiry Desk at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. We're open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Email: boards.committees@yukon.ca
      Government of Yukon
      Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    How members are selected

    Members are appointed by a Minister, Cabinet or the Yukon Legislative Assembly.

    School board and school council members can be elected or, in some cases, appointed.

    Appointments to these boards are based on standing committee recommendations:

    • Yukon Development Corporation
    • Yukon Energy Corporation
    • Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
    • Yukon Lottery Commission
    • Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee
    • Yukon Arts Advisory Council
    • Yukon Utilities Board
    • Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment
    • Yukon Human Rights Commission

    Some boards and committees members are required to hold certain professional qualifications or affiliations.

  3. Current members
    • Andrew Richardson, member from April 20, 2022, to April 19, 2024
    • Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Schools Branch, chair from June 5, 2014, to indeterminate
    • Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Partnership, Department of Education, registrar from July 17, 2019, to indeterminate 
    • Executive Assistant to the Assistant Deputy Minister, secretary from October 21, 2015, to indeterminate 
    • Lorraine Taillefer, member from April 20, 2022, to April 19, 2024
    • Mark Connell, member from November 17, 2022, to November 16, 2024
    • Nicole Schoeneberg, member from April 20, 2022, to April 19, 2024
    • Sandra Henderson, member from April 20, 2022, to April 19, 2024


For questions about the Teacher Certification Board phone 867-471-0921, or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 0921.