Education Experience

District Grade Position When?
Kootenay-Columbia K-9 Principal 2020 to 2021
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
BCPVPA Professional President 2018 to 2020

A Bit About David

David is the Past-President of the B.C. Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association in Vancouver, Canada a d looking forward to starting his new role as Principal of Rossland Summit School. Prior to this role, David was a Principal in the Kootenay-Columbia School District and a Director with the BCPVPA for five years. His association committee work includes: • Budget Committee • Professional Learning and Development Committee • Contract Advisory Committee • Governance Committee • Indigenous Leadership Advisory Committee • Workplace Intensification and Well-being Committee He currently sits on the Provincial Sector Advisory Council and is a member of the Provincial Leadership Working Group. Supporting educators in achieving work-life harmony that sustains their passion and capacity for their leadership roles is a passion for David. Healthy leaders are needed to provide the leadership support required by our staff and students each day. As a secondary school Principal, David implemented purposeful and strategic supports for teachers and students to increase student engagement, graduation rates and successful transitions into life after high school. Under his leadership, eligible graduation rates improved for all students — including students with special needs and aboriginal students — to a 100% success rate in 2015-2016. David engages in evidence-informed processes and believes that the compassionate systems framework provides a pathway to sustainable enhancements in organization practices, including those in education systems. David often refers to our human connectedness to each other and our environments as a reminder of our ‘human-nature’. We interact within a global ecosystem, and with compassionate systems awareness, we can make a positive impact in our world. David has been an educator for 28 years, including 10 years of teaching experience in grades 7-12 and 14 years with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Education. His journey has been shaped by 18 years of professional administrative roles which provide a diversity, depth and wealth of knowledge, skill and experience. His professional journey has been influenced by Milton McClaren, Peter Senge, Brené Brown, Mette Boell, David Bowie and his family. David is married to a master teacher, Christine, and together they have three grown children.