Maureen Dockendorf is Superintendent of Reading for British Columbia’s Ministry of Education. Maureen has worked as a teacher, principal and Assistant Superintendent within the Coquitlam School District. She is well-known within North America for her work as an educational author, conference speaker, workshop facilitator, and staff development consultant. Maureen works closely with the Ministry of Education to support transformational change within BC’s education system. She is currently leading a province-wide initiative entitled, “Changing Results for Young Readers”, and continues to work with BC’s government to redesign curriculum, Assessment, and reporting of reading instructional practices. Maureen has an unwavering commitment to public education and to success for all learners.
Kevin Kaardal – Superintendent of Schools/CEO
Appointed by the Board, Kevin Kaardal is the Board’s CEO/Superintendent of Schools and professional advisor. He is responsible for the administration of all staff, services and programs in Burnaby’s public schools.
A note was sent out to DPAC from the District, we wanted to publicize is here as well:
We are pleased to advise you that draft redesigned curricula for several areas are now available for review. See: www.curriculum.gov.bc.ca
More curricular areas will be added as they are available. Functionality will be added to this website over time as well (e.g., viewing big ideas by grade; adding instructional examples).
We look forward to feedback from the educational community. More information will be forthcoming regarding a variety of field review processes.
There is much more to come on curriculum, assessment, communicating student learning and graduation requirements, but you will see developments in these areas as the year progresses.
Thank you in advance for sharing this information widely in your districts and for leading these transformation efforts.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all.
Rod Allen, Superintendent of Learning and Achievement
Learning Division, Ministry of Education
Parents play a critical role in their child’s education in so many ways; one very important way is by guiding their learning at home. This practical session will present strategies that can help your child develop effective homework and study skills and promote lifelong learning.
Parents will also learn natural ways to include additional reading and math activities at home.
This session is FREE to attend, but registration is required to confirm your seat. This session is open to all parents and caregivers from any school. Please email the PAC at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday Oct 18th with how many people will attend.
First off, welcome back from the PAC. Once again we’re doing the Cash for Clothes fundraiser. Last year’s was very successful.
Now is a great time to try on all those cloths and see what fits. Donate the stuff that is now too small. The white bags will be available at the end of school on Friday. Black garbage bags are also acceptable.
For a complete list of what is acceptable see:
Pick up will be early Friday October 4th so the last donation day will be Thursday October 3.