This school makes up my third appointment as an Administrator. I spent my teaching years in North Vancouver until I received my first appointment working in a school that is located on the exact piece of property where I started my high school education. At that time it was a Junior High (grade 8-10) and it is where I met my wife, Angela Tyler, in homeroom on the first day of Junior High. It is not what you may be thinking; many years and life experiences for both of us passed between that September day and the day we were married just a few years ago.
I was born and raised during my childhood on Vancouver Island before spending my teen years in Burnaby BC.
Personally, I am someone who does not commit to things lightly. Once I begin something I find myself working tirelessly to make sure I complete what I started to the best of my ability. This website is an example, I told someone a few years ago that this was something I wanted to accomplish and although this was only one person, I have felt the need to follow through with what I had said.
Hobbies I toil with when away from my place of work? I try to remain active, in the fall and winter it is hockey – a game I have played since I was 3 and although my game has diminished with age, my passion is as great as ever. In the spring and summer you may find me on a golf course or out for a run. When I am not participating in activities you will likely find me spending time with my family.
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.