Principl(ed) Magazine: June 2021 Issue

Read the June 2021 Articles

So Much Sacred in the Month of June
BCPVPA President, Darren Danyluk, reflects on the month of June's many sacred traditions and moments, as we both celebrate the year, and also look ahead 

A Day in the Life of a New Elementary School Principal  
Step into the shoes of Brad Kuhn for a day, Principal of Ellison Elementary in SD 23, and learn about his challenges, successes and passion for Indigenous Education  

Connecting Leaders Across BC 
Rosa Fazio, Peter Johnston & Andrea McComb, co-chairs of the 2021 Connecting Leaders Conference, talk about the committee experience, and why the 2021 Conference is a hot ticket

Indigenous Education Allies and Leads (IEAL) 
Chas Desjarlais, SD 39 District Principal of Indigenous Education, shares stories of how IEAL came to be in SD 39, its vision, goals and reimagined possibilities for the district  

Tips and Tools
PLD Directors, Jessica and Elizabeth, offer two practical leadership strategies to use in various meetings  

Learning Tour Study Guide
Catherine Ludwig, Principal from SD38, shares how learning tours can be powerful professional learning experiences  

Guiding Growth and Change
Brooke Douglas (Principal, SD 38) and Brooke More (District Principal, Sd 37) talk about how two made-in-BC Protocals can help forage a path through tough conversations 

Dr. Gillian Judson, Assistant Professor at the SFU Faculty of Education, reflects on radical inclusion and how moving from what is to what if involves imagination 

Communication in the Time of COVID-19
Emily Kirzinger, Vice-Principal in SD 61 reflects on the school year in a pandemic, and the many ways communication plays a role

Making a Difference Through Kindness and Stories
We interview Angelina Gauthier, Elementary Principal, about her love for literature and her journey to self-publishing two children's books 

Build, Grow, Share Kindness
Cordell JM Ware, Vice-Principal in SD 91, share about a special project his school did this year to build, grow and share kindness in their community

Member Support Services Directors, Magdalena Kassis and Ellen Roberts, outlines what BCPVPA Members can expect in challenging situations requiring representation

Fiat Justitia Ruat Caelum
Allen Soltan, Senior Partner at DLA Piper Canada and friend of the BCPVPA, provides a brief overview of the legal history of the Association

What Do You Know About Harassment?
Do you know what you need to know as a leader about harassment? Take the quiz! 

A Journey of Change
Jane Arbuckle, Principal in SD 82, shares her experiences of how a trauma-informed approach is powerful for school growth  

A Friend on the Journey: Professional Partnerships & Leadership 
We reflect on the long-time friendship and leadership journeys of Jessica, PLD Director, and Don, MSS Director, who will both be retiring this year.

School Leaders Who Blog 
Hear from school leaders across the province who are using blogs as a platform to share their expertise, experiences and connect with others in a different way.

Take 3
Jack MacNeill, President of humanworks, offers three steps to keep your wellness in check as we push through the rest of the school year

Summer "Re-Creation"
Dan Kenkel, Principal in SD 57, shares practical advice for re-balancing and re-grounding yourself, in order to re-create

Legacy Schools Program
We interview Sarah Midanik and Lisa Prinn from the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, about the history, goals and stories of hope from the Legacy School Program

Book Review: Calm Within the Storm 
Margaret Paxton from SD 39 provides a review of Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe's latest book Calm Within the Storm: A Pathway to Everyday Resiliency

Last Word
Kevin Reimer, BCPVPA Executive Director, shares his personal experiences from this year with wellness and leaning on his community and support network


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