Darren Danyluk

June 18, 2021 Message to Members

Class dismissed

At just about this time last year, I was preparing for the graduation events at our high school.  ... read more

Darren Danyluk

June 4, 2021 Message to Members

Our Home and Native Land

As a young teacher, I organized and planned international travel for the students ... read more

Darren Danyluk

June 11, 2021 Message to Members

No Neutrality

I visited a school this week. It is a very new school that I had not previously visited ... read more

Darren Danyluk

May 28, 2021 Message to Members

Side by Each
So, Ariana Grande got married. I may be assuming a great deal, believing our readers know 
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Darren Danyluk

May 21, 2021 Message to Members

A Few Notes
Just over ten months ago, a wise friend advised me the presidency is something that  
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Darren Danyluk

May 14, 2021 Message to Members

Guilty Pleasures
I take a homemade lunch to work. I got back into the habit of doing so in 2013 when I ... read more

Darren Danyluk

May 7, 2021 Message to Members

Name That Tune
Some time ago, I wrote about my first job with a hamburger chain. For a very short time ... read more

Darren Danyluk

April 30, 2021 Message to Members

Just a Call Away    
I was sitting in our Ford Windstar in the parking lot of a Canadian Tire when I got the call ... read more

Darren Danyluk

April 23, 2021 Message to Members

"How are you?"
Let’s call her Yvonne. I met Yvonne at the beginning of my teaching career. She was in grade ... read more

Darren Danyluk

April 16, 2021 Message to Members

“When I grow up…”    
 “I want to be a Vice-Principal when I grow up,” said no six-year-old ever! In grade one, I ... read more

Darren Danyluk

April 9, 2021 Message to Members

Humanity Remains
A few weeks ago, I received a message from a staff member of my former school. She’s a ... read more

Darren Danyluk

April 1, 2021 Message to Members

“… and you may contribute a verse.”    
My phone buzzed in my pocket just as I was taking a sip of my double double. I was waiting ... read more

Darren Danyluk

Mar 12, 2021 Message to Members

Spring Forward
I decided late in grade 12 that I would be a teacher, and a high school English teacher at ... read more

Darren Danyluk

Mar 5, 2021 Message to Members

“…the courtesy of Fred’s two feet…”    
This past weekend, my daughter did not finish eating the egg I prepared for her. When I asked... read more

Darren Danyluk

Feb 26, 2021 Message to Members

“…to correct, condense, or otherwise modify…”   Apparently, I have no problem with censorship … provided I’m the one securing the... read more

Darren Danyluk

Feb 19, 2021 Message to Members

Given Time 

It may be the easiest ‘hard’ thing that Principals and Vice-Principals have to do. Well... read more

Darren Danyluk

Feb 12, 2021 Message to Members
“What the world needs now…”   

It’s old fashioned and can’t be hurried. It shines. We’re blinded by it; we’re crazy for it... read more

Darren Danyluk

Feb 5, 2021 Message to Members

“It’s still once a year… isn’t it?”  

For more than 25 years, the first week of February in Canada cues an annual national event ... read more

Darren Danyluk

Jan 29, 2021 Message to Members

“Pam, can you call my mom?”    
I wonder if you have seen that commercial, the one advertising cold medication? ...read more

Darren Danyluk

Jan 22, 2021 Message to Members

“… doctors and lawyers and such” 

My youngest daughter had a favourite song when she was very little, and this song ...read more

Darren Danyluk

Jan 15, 2021 Message to Members

“For in peace, our hearts will sing…”   

My first job was flipping burgers at Burger King. Actually, there was no flipping...read more

Darren Danyluk

Jan 8, 2021 Message to Members


Happy New Year!  A new year, but we’re still in the same times. I saw a meme this week...read more

Darren Danyluk

Dec 11, 2020 Message to Members

In your own words...

This is my last eNews entry for 2020. I started to write this week’s message several... read more

Darren Danyluk

Dec 4, 2020 Message to Members

Pinch, Punch, First of the Month 

I would hear these words on the first morning of each month, delivered in...read more

Darren Danyluk

Nov 27, 2020 Message to Members

Alphabet Soup

Peter Parker’s uncle knew it:  he knew the importance of the ‘r’ word... read more

Darren Danyluk

Nov 20, 2020 Message to Members

“Come on and zoom, zoom, zoom-a zoom!”

Remember that refrain, followed by “Everybody’s doin’ it, everybody’s movin’ it…”?  If ... read more

Darren Danyluk

Nov 13, 2020 Message to Members

“…be silent for a moment.”

There is so much noise out there: so many voices, so many opinions, so many competing ... read more

Darren Danyluk

Nov 6, 2020 Message to Members

“…making me feel like an expert.”

I have one hundred and seventeen green sticky notes on the wall of my office... read more

Darren Danyluk

Oct 30, 2020 Message to Members

“I Could Do This All Day Long!”

(inspired by If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff)

If you want to see a Principal or Vice-Principal smile and beam, walk with them in a school... read more

Darren Danyluk

Oct 23, 2020 Message to Members

“Can you hear me now?”

 We all want to be heard.

It is good to be seen, but please hear my voice...read more

Darren Danyluk

Oct 16, 2020 Message to Members

On the Road Again…

I first encountered ‘Mr. PG’ in the summer I completed the Professional Development Program (PDP) at Simon Fraser University…read more

Darren Danyluk

Oct 9, 2020 Message to Members

Overheard This Week…

In this first week of National Principals’ Month, I heard many comments from our ...read more

Darren Danyluk

Oct 2, 2020 Message to Members

Concrete – Specific, Particular & Real

September is over. September in schools often ends with us internally harbouring the …read more

Darren Danyluk

Sept 25, 2020 Message to Members

 “Well, it’s one louder, isn’t it?” 

 Have you seen Spinal Tap? Those of my vintage may know exactly where I’m going with this…read more

Darren Danyluk

Sept 18, 2020 Message to Members 

 ‘Look at this photograph…’

 I bought my first car in the summer before grade 12. I felt so grown-up – so old – when I … read more