Bethany MacLeod was appointed Deputy Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning in May 2019.
She served as president of the Prince Edward Island Teachers' Federation beginning in 2015 and was elected President-Designate of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation in 2018, an opportunity she relinquished to accept the position of Deputy Minister.
As a classroom teacher at Montague Regional High School for 15 years, Bethany taught a variety of courses in math, accounting, business and career education. She was also a sessional instructor at UPEI for several years.
Bethany’s extensive experience on local and national committees and boards has supported her ongoing efforts to promote high quality education.
She received a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Prince Edward Island, as well as a Master's degree in Leadership and Learning.
Active in her community, Bethany served as honorary chair for the Run For the Cure and the annual Pink Racquetball Tournament. In 2013, she received the CSLA Leader of Distinction Award as Chair of the National Student Conference.
Bethany lives in Winsloe, Prince Edward Island with her husband Todd MacLeod, and they have four children: Bryanne, Donovan, Dylan, and Chelsea.