Jaqueline Buitelaar, MEd

Associate Dean; Professional Year Program Coordinator; Faculty Associate - Elementary Stream
Being a teacher is to care deeply for those we are entrusted with. To teach is to invite students into welcoming learning spaces. To teach is to cherish, cheer, and challenge the learner and the learning. To learn is to awaken and explore possibilities. To learn is to have the courage to seek new horizons.

Jackie Buitelaar completed her Bachelor of Education at Trinity Western University in 2001, making her not only a faculty member but also an alumni. As a BC certified teacher, she taught in elementary schools in Abbotsford public schools and at MEI. She completed her Masters of Education with a focus on Educational Practice at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. Her graduate studies focused on literacy and numeracy practices at the primary level. As a classroom teacher, she hosted and mentored teacher candidates in her primary classroom. That experienced sparked joy for and purpose in Teacher Education. This led to her joining TWU’s Professional Year Program in 2013 as a faculty associate working even more closely with teacher candidates during their final year practicum. She now serves the Professional Year Coordinator and Associate Dean.

Jackie currently lives in Abbotsford, BC with her husband and two school aged children. She is a member of Northview Community Church.


  • MEd (Simon Fraser University; 2009)
  • BEd (Trinity Western University; 2001)


  • EDUC 302/EDUC 303 Initial Classroom Experiences
  • EDUC 451/452 Classroom Teaching: Theory and Practice
  • EDUC 453 Extended Practicum
  • EDUC 455 Curriculum and Pedagogy: K-7 Language Arts
  • EDUC 459 Curriculum and Pedagogy: Strategies for Reading and Writing at the Primary Level