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I feel very privileged in my career to have been of service to all districts in BC. I have gotten to know so many talented and dedicated educators and IT folks throughout the province that I shall miss working with so many.
When I started working in technology education at the Vancouver School Board back in 2000, there was not much readiness for problem based learning, personalized learning and experimentation with technology in the classroom. I’m heartened to see so many positive initiatives and conversation about transforming learning in our schools and across districts. ERAC has an important role to play, to not only leverage better pricing for resources but to help ensure equity of access to resources for all students and encourage sharing of knowledge and experience within the membership.
ERAC is a wonderful organization, founded on a clear vision and mandate. I have had the pleasure of working under Mac Petrie, ERAC’s first executive director who afforded much respect for the education community. When I joined ERAC, I wasn’t sure about my fit with the organization but have since come to loudly and doggedly advocate for the education agenda at ERAC.
I have been on secondment from the Vancouver School District for 13 years. Although I will be leaving the VSB and ERAC, I’m looking forward to life’s next adventures.
Thank you to everyone who has supported my work at ERAC and I wish all of you the best.