THE DPAC43 EXECUTIVE TEAM
PAC EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR THIS YEAR
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Mr. Klassen, a lawyer from Port Coquitlam, has two children, one in elementary and one in high school. He’s actively involved in PAC’s at both schools. He started attending DPAC meetings as a DPAC rep for Kilmer Elementary and has now been involved with the DPAC Executive for three years. Of utmost concern to Mr. Klassen is assuring parents are involved in decisions respecting the education process.
Charlie is a father of two girls, both attending French Immersion at Glenayre Elementary. When not busy with his daughters’ various sport and dance activities, Charlie, an engineer by trade, trains for marathons in addition to his new role as DPAC secretary. His main focus is going to be working to engage parents with the school district and help make sure parents are represented as important stakeholder partners with the school board.
Edward Ram is a local business person and former teacher. Edward graduated from UBC with a Degree in Science and an Honours Degree in Education. He and his wife, Paula, have five children, all of which attended local schools in SD43 since 1995. His youngest child is currently in Grade 12. Edward has 13 years’ experience volunteering on various committees for the PAC’s at the schools his children have attended and more than seven years with the DPAC starting as a PAC representative, DPAC Vice-President and now Treasurer.
Raised in Port Coquitlam and schooled in SD43, Judi is mother to an energetic, intelligent boy in grade three. Judi is currently Vicepresident for DPAC & Secretary and DPAC Rep for the James Park Elementary PAC. Judi is passionate about public school; she looks forward to sharing ideas and learning from her teammates.
Shari O’Neill is the Mother of two children in SD43. She is a small business owner and avid school community and city community volunteer. As the Parent Education Coordinator, Shari is looking forward to bringing relevant issues forward for discussion with a variety of presenters. The health and happiness of all students is foremost in her mind when organizing information nights for parents.
Hui Wang has over 20 years working experience as a computer engineer and sales. Running is his new hobby. Hui is just like every parent: a father who is extremely proud seeing his kids growing from Kindergarten to High School in public education system.
He believes the quality of education is critical to everyone’s future. High quality education need the mutually engagement from the learner, parentsand the educator to build up a better system together.
Teri is mom to two active high schoolers. When not engaged in local government activities, Teri, a second-term Coquitlam City Councillor, volunteers for a wide variety of community initiatives including extensive involvement with newcomer 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!
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.
MEMBER AT LARGE 1
Corrie and his wife, Lori, have been residents of Coquitlam for 40+ years and both attended all levels
of school in District 43. Corrie has been actively involved with PAC since his daughter, Kieley,
started Kindergarten in 2010 at Eagle Ridge Elementary and now she is currently in Grade 9 at
Gleneagle Secondary. He held a PAC Executive Position while his daughter was in Elementary and
Middle School. He played a major role in the $60,000 Playground Replacement Project at Eagle
Ridge Elementary in 2014/15. While at Scott Creek Middle he was very supportive with the various
activities and programs that the school community was involved in.
Corrie is entering his 6th term as a DPAC Executive and currently holds the Position of Member at
Large (3rd Term). Corrie is very involved in our community and he supports school and community
events when he can, he is also very active with Traffic Safety in SD43. As a Member at Large Corrie
focus this year will continue to attend School Board Meetings, support school and community events
and will continue to work on ways to improve Traffic Safety around our schools. Something new this
year he plans to do is gather and share information on successful Fundraising Initiatives that have
worked with schools in our district.
Originally from Philadelphia, Rayne was a teacher and business owner is Asia for 18 years before moving to Canada in 2017 with her husband and two daughters. She currently works for a geotechnical consulting firm as well as the recreation department for the City of Port Coquitlam. In addition to being part of the Riverside Secondary School PAC, she also volunteers for New View Society which supports people challenged by mental illness. Rayne is proud to be with the SD43 DPAC this year and looks forward to serving her community.
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