The Principl(ed) Podcast

Episode 17: Jackie Borosa

In this episode, host Chris Horton talks to Vice-Principal from School District 92 (Nisga’a) and BCPVPA Board Director Jacqueline Borosa about her pathway to school leadership and how she finds joy, connection, and fulfillment as an educational leader. The pathway to school leadership is not always linear as we learn from Jackie’s fascinating journey.

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The Principl(ed) Podcast is a made-in-Canada monthly series that connects with BC school Principals and Vice-Principals who are working everywhere in the province, from the smallest rural schools to the bustling urban centres. 

Call for Facilitators

Are you looking for a unique learning and leading opportunity? Look no further!

BCPVPA’s Foundations for New School Leaders program
Current Vice-Principals and Principals are invited to apply to facilitate small groups of new and nearly new Vice-Principals and Principals in the early stages of their school-based leadership careers.

This program takes place over 5 sessions in the first week of July 2022.

Time commitment for Facilitators includes:

  • Pre-Program Facilitators Training session – Date to be determined
  • 5 Days – July 4, July 5, July 6, July 7, and July 8, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm


Apply here

Principl(ed) Magazine

Read this week’s featured articles from the November 2021 issue of Principl(ed):

Working with you PAC
This article by Frances Krusekopf, a Principal in Sooke SD64, in collaboration with Lee Riemer, former PAC Chair, is about creating a space of positive engagement by approaching a collaborative project with intention and gratitude.

Re-Imagining the 3 R's of Education
Moving beyond the traditional 3 R’s of education – ‘reading, writing, and arithmetic’ –  Principal Jane Arbuckle at Parkside Secondary in Terrace SD 82 is encouraging colleagues to redirect focus to ‘relationships, regulation, and resiliency’.

2022 Partnership Awards: Nominations are Closing Soon!

One more month to nominate a person (or group) that has gone the extra mile to support your school community! 

BCPVPA Chapters are invited to nominate individuals, organizations, and businesses who contribute their time, expertise, and passion to make a difference in the lives of BC students. Community partners bring special opportunities and services to schools – now is the time to celebrate all that they do. 

This year, it is even easier to nominate a community partner. You can fill in the online form or follow the instructions on our Member Portal to email your nomination. If you have any questions, email

 Nominations close: April 1, 2022 

BCPVPA Member Portal

Visit the BCPVPA Member Portal

To set up your password, follow the simple instructions sent in the August 31 Member Update, and log in anytime via the Sign In option on our website. You can easily update your account details under the 'My Profile' tile if you change roles, schools, or personal contacts.

What will you find in the Member Portal? Check out the overview, and we’ll bring you highlights each week in eNews as we continue to add content to the site.


Member Portal Highlight: Chapter Council Presidents and Reps are able to access meeting materials, summaries, and presentation slides by clicking on the Chapter Council tile and then selecting the February 2022 folder.

Visit the Member Portal, and let us know what you think:

BCPVPA Leading for Equity Series

In this series we have heard from Nouman Ashraf and Carolyn Roberts. We are looking forward to hearing from Beth Applewhite, and Bryan Gidinski during their upcoming webinars. For more information and registration details please see the link below. 

Our next Leading for Equity Webinar will be hosted by Bryan Gidinski on April 11th. We are looking forward to having him facilitate the The Performance of Pink webinar. Ahead of Bryan's webinar, read his blogpost The Performance of Pink. It lays the foundations for discussion topics that he will address.


Register for Webinars

Thriving in Education

We continue to work with the data that we obtained from the Thriving in Education survey. Read Part 1 of an overview in the November 2021 issue of Principl(ed), and watch for Part 2 in the March 2022 Principl(ed). 

BCPVPA Retirement Seminars

Our BCPVPA Retirement Seminars address questions around retirement-readiness, the specifics of the Teachers’ Pension Plan and any other questions that you may have. Each seminar will have a 40-person limit. The next virtual (Zoom) seminars will be:

  • March 5, 9am - Noon
  • April 2, 9 am - Noon

Register here! Please register early as sessions have limited attendance.

Chapter Council

Chapter Council members can mark their calendars for the final meeting date for the 2021-22 school year: 

  • May 13-14, 2022


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