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Lindsay Tafazzoli, Elementary

ESS Coordinator (Educational

Support Services)

I don’t know what I would do without

Lindsay. Lindsay is a person who is the

consummate professional of knowing

her field. Every detail that could

possibly be related to ESS, she either

knows or makes sure she knows who

she needs to know in order to know it.

Lindsay is profoundly sensitive. She is

sensitive to the needs of her team and

defends her team, which is wonderful.

Jacob Rogers, Vice Principal and

Elementary Site Administrator

In all my experiences of working in

schools all over the United States and

Canada, I have not yet met a person

like Jacob who has been able to step in

and learn the skills of administration

so quickly and so well. And who then

is willing to take on more. Here is a

person who understands elementary

school from Kindergarten through

Grade 6 at a profound level. He has a

deep faith that he expresses daily. He

is able to relate quickly to all staff and

students of all ages. Jacob is relied on

and greatly valued at the high school.

He goes over several times a month

where he meets with secondary staff

and administrators and he connects

with students. He has a heart for the

Grade 6 students that he hands over

to the secondary campus. He wants

to make sure that they are succeeding

and that they’re doing well. He’s

helping us develop new systems

that will make that an even better

experience for the incoming Grade 7’s.

Wendy Perttula, K-12 Director

of Curriculum

Wendy’s key role is to shepherd the

overall delivery of the K to 12 BC

Ministry of Education curriculum, but

also the Christian curriculum. It is an

enormous job. Curricula are never

static. And if it’s not changing here for

a year or two, it’s changing in the US

or it’s changing in Britain. You need a

curriculum director who knows what

the universities are doing, who has a

good sense of what we do, who knows

what our kindergarten students need to

know so that by Grade 12, they’re able

to step into what they need to step into

next. She has to look for areas that need

strengthening. Wendy is methodical and

she is a researcher and has an expansive

knowledge of K-12.

Adam Wasik, Secondary Principal

What Adam brings is integrity to the

professional role. Whatever emergency

is rising, which could be everything from

a fentanyl overdose outside on the street

to a teacher who has broken down in

tears due to stress, Adam is up for that

task. Not only is he capable of stepping

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