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 you do, you’re revealing your age; if you don’t, let me enlighten you... 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 positions... 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.  On each note is written the name of a school, and the Principal and Vice-Principals who lead that school community... 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 members.  One of those comments, “We’re discovering how to be in a pandemic,” was spoken by a member reflecting on the challenges of the last eight weeks...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 contradictory sentiments ‘will this never end?’ and ‘that was fast!’…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 pulled into the parking lot on that first day of school.…read more