THE DPAC43 EXECUTIVE TEAM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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