THE DPAC43 EXECUTIVE TEAM

President

Craig is in his seventh year as a parent in the school district and is in his fifth year of active involvement with the DPAC. Supporting PAC outreach, parent engagement, and student well-being projects, Craig applies his experience in non-profit leadership, strategic initiative development, and stakeholder engagement to his DPAC role.

Vice President

Edward is a father of five children who are currently attending all levels of education from elementary through to post-secondary. He is passionate for public education in the district and attends every school board meeting as a representative of the DPAC.

Treasurer

Marvin is in his first year as Treasurer for DPAC.  He has two children, a son is in grade two at Kilmer Elementary and a daughter in grade nine at Riverside Secondary, both in French Immersion.  Marvin has a concern for cultural awareness in the schools driven by his mixed family and his years practicing as a refugee and immigration lawyer.  He looks forward to supporting the broad range of parents in SD43 as they adapt to the new curriculum.

Secretary

We currently have an opening for the Secretary position.  if you are interested, please contact us for more details

Newsletter/Website Editor

Charlie is a father of two, the oldest in grade one at Glenayre and the youngest starting kindergarten next year. An engineer by trade, Charlie also coaches his daughters’ soccer teams, and runs marathons, in addition to his DPAC role. As DPAC Newsletter/Website Editor, Charlie’s focus will be in producing a regular newsletter and revamping/updating the DPAC website to make it more useful to the stakeholders in the district.

Parent Education Coordinator

Shari is a business owner, married, and a mother of two SD43 students. Shari is an active community volunteer, board member of the Amanda Todd Legacy Society, Enchantment Project fundraising committee, DPAC’s representative on the Aboriginal Advisory Committee, involved with her children’s school PACs and former Member at Large. This is Shari’s second term as Parent Ed Coordinator with the DPAC. Shari looks forward to bringing in special guest speakers to educate parents in our school community on various subjects, such as: social media concerns, embracing multiculturalism, special needs children, children with learning disabilities, how school funding is spent, grant writing, social emotional learning and more.

Teri Towner

PAC Communication Liaison

Teri is mom to two active kids: one in middle school, one in high school. When not engaged in local government activities, Teri, a first-term Coquitlam City Councillor, volunteers for a wide variety of community initiatives including extensive involvement with Syrian refugee initiatives as Chair of the Tri-Cities Friends of Refugees Task Group. In her role as DPAC’s PAC Communications Liaison Teri will be keeping School District 43 parents up-to-date via social media channels. Follow DPAC43 on Facebook and Twitter!

Corrie Noble

Health and Safety (Traffic)

Corrie attended all levels of school in District 43 and is an active member of the Tri-Cities Community. Corrie and his wife have lived in Coquitlam for over 40 years and have 1 daughter, Kieley, who is currently in Grade 6 at Scott Creek Middle School.  Corrie is a member of the PAC at Scott Creek where he serves as the DPAC Rep. He also holds a position with the Coquitlam School Traffic Planning Committee and has been working very closely with ICBC, HasteBC and School District 43 on ways to improve traffic around our schools within our district.

Maria Ledezma

Member at Large

Maria is a mother of one in School District 43, originally from Venezuela. Maria has been actively participating in DPAC meetings for the last five years as former DPAC representative. She is looking forward to bringing her view regarding recognition of multicultural backgrounds in education. For Maria, DPAC has been the best source in the process of understanding the school system in Canada, and is hoping to convey to all parents in the District that DPAC meetings are the best way to stay involved in their children’s education and future accomplishments. DPAC meetings are not annoying minutes: DPAC meetings are the resources for you and your children’s future.

Jane Yu

Member at Large

Jane is a mother of son who is in high school. She and her son immigrated to Canada 7 years ago. Before that, she was a lawyer in China. In Canada, she decided to work with other multicultural background parents to enjoy community life and support their children. She is also interested in getting involve in activities of non-profitable organizations. She also supports international students who are living in this community and studying in SD43.

Helen Zeng

Member At Large

Helen is a mother of two children who are currently in SD43 high schools. A full time working professional in engineering field, Helen also has been an active volunteer at local communities and schools. She is looking forward to supporting DPAC’s various initiatives that bring the parents’ awareness to important topics, such as students’ mental health, safer schools and social media impact to our children

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