Brian Leonard

October 28, 2022 Message to Members

BCPVPA Connecting Leaders 2022

Q. What happens when you bring 350+ school leaders together in one room?
A. Excitement, collaboration and inspiration – in short, leadership magic! ... Read more

Brian Leonard

October 21, 2022 Message to Members

Celebrating Excellence in Education!

I had the unique opportunity at this week’s Coffee Connections to hear about some of the wonderfully diverse professional educational experiences our colleagues are embarking on for this week’s Pro-D Day... Read more

Brian Leonard

October 14, 2022 Message to Members

Learning Russian - in Castlegar!
By far, what I have anticipated most as BCPVPA President is the chance to visit members in their schools and communities around the province. Many former presidents of our Association regard school visits and meeting members as the highlight of their time in office... Read more

Brian Leonard

October 7, 2022 Message to Members

Like many of you, as the page turned on the calendar, I couldn’t help but wonder, “What happened to September?”

However, the calendar might say October, but the summer-like weather is still with most of us throughout the province. I am fortunate to have enjoyed this beautiful fall weather... Read more

Brian Leonard

September 29, 2022 Message to Members

September 30 marks only the second National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day. As you know, this day recognizes the legacy of residential schools and honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools... Read more

Brian Leonard

September 23, 2022 Message to Members

Good news! Thanks to last week’s rain, and the herculean efforts of the BC Wildfire Service, the residents of the community of Hudson’s Hope in SD60 (Peace River North) can return to their homes. The evacuation order has been lifted... Read more

Brian Leonard

September 16, 2022 Message to Members

As you complete the first full week of the school year, I hope you will take a moment to reflect on the myriad details of start-up that you have addressed and accomplished in such a short period of time... Read more

Brian Leonard

September 9, 2022 Message to Members

Setting the Stage for a New Year

With the first week of school almost over, take a moment on Friday to give a sigh of relief!

Staff and students have returned relaxed, refreshed, and excited to begin a new year. Am I being too much of a Pollyanna? I hope not... Read more

Brian Leonard

September 2, 2022 Message to Members

The start of a new school year is a time of excitement, enthusiasm, and anticipation – enjoy the euphoria! I know for many of you, the summer holiday may seem like a distant memory as you busily prepare your schools... Read more

Brian Leonard

August 26, 2022 Message to Members

Welcome Back!
As your new president, it is my sincere hope that you had a chance this past summer to get some well-earned rest, and took the opportunity to recharge your batteries... Read more


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