Education Experience

District Grade Position When?
BCPVPA Professional President 2018 to 2020
University of British Columbia Post-Secondary Sessional Tutorial Instructor 2004 to 2018
Kootenay-Columbia District Staff Director of Technology 2004 to 2005
Kootenay-Columbia 8-12 Principal 2006 to 2017
Kootenay-Columbia Professional Chapter President 2007 to 2011
British Columbia Professional Director 2013 to 2017
Kootenay-Columbia 8-12 Principal 2017 to 2018
British Columbia Professional President-Elect 2017 to 2018

A Bit About David

David is in his 2nd term as President of the B.C. Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association and supports P/ VPs throughout British Columbia through advocacy, representation and leadership development.

David was born in Trail, started his schooling in the Northwest Territories and finished his high school years in Rossland; where he completed his first teaching practicum. He has been an educator for 28 years, including 10 years of teaching grades 7-12 and 14 years with UBC’s Faculty of Education.

Prior to his current role, David was a principal in the Kootenay-Columbia School District and a Director with the BCPVPA for five years. His recent committee work includes Workplace Intensification and Wellbeing, Budget, Contract Advisory and Professional Development.

He currently sits on the Provincial Sector Advisory Council and is a member of the Provincial Leadership Working Group. Supporting educators in achieving life-work balance in a system that respects and acknowledges critical leadership roles is a passionate pursuit for David.

His leadership style has been shaped by 18 years in administration; which provided a diversity of experience, a depth of knowledge and an understanding of the importance of listening. His professional journey has been influenced by Peter Senge, Brené Brown, David Bowie and his family.

David is married to a master teacher, Christine, and together they have three grown children.