March 2022 Articles
“The journey is the destination” – BCPVPA president Darren Danyluk reminds us that the best place to be is in the present moment. Although COVID-19 has caused us to wish away the challenging days, it is time we will never get back and it is important to find strategies to stay present.
A Day in the Life
Lucinda Wolters, Elementary Principal at Arden Elementary in the Comox Valley, recounts her journey to school leadership and the experiences in her life that were formative, both personally and professionally.
What's Your Plan For Retirement?
Membership with BCRPVPA is an opportunity to stay connected to the education community and to forge new bonds with like-minded people after retirement. Members are invited to join colleagues for a cruise down the Danube River this July.
Leading the Way: Women in Leadership
This past September we hosted a panel discussion on Resilient Women Thriving in Leadership with three exceptional women who offered diverse perspectives on the subject: Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, Paula Gosal, and Carleen Thomas. Read about the reflections from that discussion.
Leading for Equity
Following on from the 2021 Connecting Leaders Conference and its theme of Leading for Equity, a full 2021-2022 series was launched with webinars by Nouman Ashraf, Carolyn Roberts, Bryan Gidinski, and Beth Applewhite.
Professional Learning and Development director Peter Johnston introduces members to the future plans for the department, including rebranded programs, new learning series, and partnerships that offer expanded resources.
Leading for Change
UBC’s Transformative Educational Leadership Program (TELP) is a post-Masters certificate that was recently reviewed externally. Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser, the architects of the program, analyze the findings and discuss upcoming plans.
Weaving Together: School Leadership in the Community
Christina Chase Vice-Principal (SD 61) writes about her experience presenting a keynote about inclusion in youth programming for the Regional Cadet Support Unit in Fall 2021.
Stepping out of the Bullet Point Agenda
Vincent Tourvieille, a Principal in SD 93, chronicles the experience of planning a highly interactive staff meeting in order to make meaningful connections between staff and foster an inclusive environment.
Navigating the Teacher Regulation Board
This article from BCPVPA’s Member Support Services team outlines the main points of navigating the Teacher Regulation Board, and defines The Teachers Act, who it governs, and the steps to the formal complaint process.
Where the Healing Begins
Jason Burnstick is a Plains Cree Nation member who works in youth and restorative justice, as well as being an accomplished musician. Jason defines Restorative Justice based on his experiences working in that field, and reveals how it can create an environment of care and healing.
Leading Through COVID
In March 2020, Michael Brown accepted a principalship for the Maple Leaf International School in Wuhan. The city was in quarantine and the school had to shift its entire operations online. Read the interview written by Jacalyn Kersey, Superintendent of China Maple Leaf Educational Systems.
BCCHF: Jean Up Day in May
BC Children’s Hospital is hoping that you and your school community will support the Jean Up Fundraiser. It’s a chance for students to come together and wear jeans to show what they stand for—helping sick and injured kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their own jeans.
Spring is upon us! Jack MacNeill, president of humanworks, encourages us to take advantage of the improved weather as means to invigorate your health and wellness plans.
Thriving in Education
Continued analysis of the BCPVPA Thriving in Education survey reveals patterns of stress for BC school leaders. Rochelle Morandini discusses what we can control and influence, what can help us thrive, and where the foundations need to be strengthened.
Last Word: One Conversation at a Time
BCPVPA Executive Director Kevin Reimer, reflects on how career mentorship has influenced his own experience as an educator. In the BCPVPA Mentorship Program, mentors and mentees can expect to gain valuable insights, and build lasting professional connections.