I am currently a High School Vice-Principal at Ecole Secondaire Cariboo Hill Secondary and Burnaby OnLine. Both of these schools are physically located in Burnaby, BC, Canada, however the OnLine school operates as a virtual learning environment . I believe in creating opportunities where everyone can achieve success. When I think of learning I think of student centred. As an adult in a building full of adolescents I think it is important to portray a sense of modesty that reveals that we all continue to learn throughout our lives.
I perceive learning as an ongoing process. When something is learned it is not a single dot, or blip, on a radar but a process that has evolved over time. I feel I am always learning, in every interaction with a student, teacher, parent or community member I try to reflect on that discussion to learn for the future. As an administrator I model this to encourage members of my school community to take their life experiences and turn them into learning experiences that are personal and relevant in their lives.