Mark JeffersonChairperson B.Ed. (UBC), M.Ed. (UBC), B.A. (UBC)
Mark Jefferson has been engaged in the K-12, Public Education in many capacities over the past 25 years. Most recently he served as Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the North Vancouver School District, before leaving to pursue an educational consulting role. His Prior to his consulting and senior executive position, Mark served as Director of Human Resources and Coordinator of Labour Relations in the public school system. He has also been a Secondary School Administrator, Counsellor and Teacher.
Mark is passionate about leading positive change within an organization and ensuring that excellence is at the root of all professional practice. He believes that building a culture of trust, with an emphasis on collaboration, is essential in moving an organization towards the desired results.
Mark holds a Master’s of Education (M.Ed) in Counselling and Educational Psychology and Special Education from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He also earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology, and Secondary Education from UBC. He is a member of the British Columbia Superintendent’s Association (BCSSA), the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch (BCTRB), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and served a number of years as the Vice President of the British Columbia School personnel Association (BCSPA). More recently, Mark has been appointed to the North Vancouver Public Library Board (NVPLB), where he serves as a Trustee and as Chair of the Human Resources Committee for the North Vancouver District Public Libraries.
B.Ed. (UBC), Ext. St. Dip. (SFU), M.Ed. (SFU), former Principal, Langley School District.
Vicki Bradbury, retired school principal, has served in the public school system for over thirty-five years. Throughout those years, Vicki worked at both the elementary and secondary levels as a classroom teacher and a school librarian for Surrey School District. She also held the positions of District Coordinator, School Libraries and District Coordinator, Career Education. During her years, Vicki was seconded to the Ministry of Education to serve as the provincial Career and Personal Planning Coordinator. Her five years with the Ministry of Education also included three years as a Regional Coordinator, supporting lower mainland districts in the implementation of all curriculum and ministry policies. Upon completion of her secondment, Vicki accepted a position with Langley School District as a school principal. During her six years with Langley, Vicki was principal of Coghlan Fundamental Elementary School and Langley U-Connect, the district’s e-Learning school. After retiring, Vicki continues to be involved in education as a Team Lead for the Ministry of Education’s Quality Reviews of e-Learning Schools. She also serves as the Returning Officer, responsible for the preparation and conduct of electoral events in the federal riding of Burnaby North - Seymour.
Dave PearceM.Ed (WWU), B.Ed(UBC), North Vancouver School District high school educator
Dave Pearce has been a North Vancouver School District high school educator, Counsellor, Director of instruction and Assistant Superintendent. For the past 35 years, his involvement in education comes with extensive experience throughout the K–12 system. Dave advocates for collaboration and teamwork as a means to advance a positive educational culture within organizations, with emphasis on leadership, supervision/assessment and effective instructional strategies.
Dave holds a M.Ed degree in Administration from the University of Western Washington, a B.Ed degree from University of British Columbia and is author of Instruction Matters; One Step at a Time. This book chronicles the seven-year process of North Vancouver School District’s system wide implementation of in-structional change emphasizing, and providing examples of effective pedagogy at all levels.
Dave has also been keynote speaker on Instructional Intelligence, School Culture, Leadership and Assessment at conferences and workshops in the United States, Canada and Germany. Recently, he has presented and implemented a “leadership academy” for department heads and future leaders at Nash Community College in North Carolina. He has also provided guidance and direction for departments within organizations on the development of strategic plans and goal setting.