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President’s Perspective
BCPVPA President Darren Danyluk shares his perspective on what connects our hub of Principals and Vice-Principals, and how a strong support system can make the wheels turn. 

A Day in the Life of an Online Learning Principal
Step into the shoes of Karen Flello, Principal at SIDES, for a day, and learn how Distributed Learning is helping BC students of all ages to connect and experience success. 

Education is Our Business
In an interview with Flavia Coughlan, President of the BC Association of School Business Officials (BCASBO), we discuss the association’s priorities, what’s important to the membership and the challenges of leading during a pandemic.

Finding Balance
Carolyn Roberts, Indigenous Faculty Lecturer at Simon Fraser University, speaks to the challenge Indigenous leaders face with finding ways to balance their Indigenous leadership styles within the Westernized colonial education school system.

Leading Educators Around the Planet (LEAP)
Directors at LEAP, Dr. Warren Marks and Dr. Suzanne Lazenby, share the essence, underpinning research and successes of this international Principal program.

What’s in Your Toolbox?
SD61 Principal, Read Jorgensen, shares how important understanding organizational behaviour is to being an effective leader, and reflects on his collection of tools that have helped him as an administrator over the years.

Lessons About Racism
Kelda Logan, SD64 Principal, shares the valuable lessons she has learned on racism and the role that educators have in dismantling systemic racism.

Conducting Fair Reviews
Marli Rusen, legal expert in workplace conflict management, explores the link between defensible decision-making and workplace morale.

The Delicate and Intentional Art of Transition for Principals and Vice-Principals
Changing districts, roles, schools or teams? BCPVPA Member Support Services Director, Magdalena Kassis, provides some tips and to-dos for incoming and outgoing school leaders. 

How Well Do You Know Your Pension?
Don Boyd, Director of Member Support Services, walks through some questions that will help you discover how well you understand the Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Take 3
Jack MacNeill, founder and President of humanworks, shares three practical ideas to help maximize your wellness with minimal time.

Brain Strain Mental Health 101 – Part 3
This final installment of our Brain Strain series features two stories from BCPVPA members, Dan Watt and Kevin Luchies, who share their own burnout experiences.

Cultivating Conversation
Artistic Director of Green Thumb Theatre, Patrick MacDonald, shares a collection of stories and lessons learned from decades of Green Thumb productions for young people.

The Power of Place
Conor McCullan, Educational Director at the Cheakamus Centre, shares about the power of place and how we can connect and learn with the natural world.

Book Review
This season’s Book Review features Andrea McComb and her insights from “Who Do We Choose To Be?” by Margaret Wheatley, and Holly Zurak and her reflections from “The Walking Curriculum” by Dr. Gillian Judson.

Retirement Book Review
Don Boyd, BCPVPA Member Support Services Director, reviews his latest read for retirement readiness, “Younger Next Year”, by Chris Cowley & Henry S. Lodge.

Last Word
BCPVPA Executive Director, Kevin Reimer, shares the journey of the BCPVPA Board to creating the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan


The BC Principals' & Vice-Principals' Association is a voluntary professional association representing school leaders employed as Principals and Vice-Principals in BC's public education system. We provide our members with the professional services and supports they need to provide exemplary leadership in public education.

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