Darren Danyluk

Nov 13, 2020 Message to Members

“…be silent for a moment.”

There is so much noise out there: so many voices, so many opinions, so many competing positions. The static emanating from south of the 49th alone is overwhelming, distracting, and exhausting! Updates from our own Provincial Health Office and Dr. Henry elevate the volume further. Community Facebook pages and other…read more

Darren Danyluk

Nov 6, 2020 Message to Members

“…making me feel like an expert.”

I have one hundred and seventeen green sticky notes on the wall of my office. On each note is written the name of a school, and the Principal and Vice-Principals who lead that school community.

Throughout the Fall, I started each day reviewing the health authorities’ posted list of schools…read more

Darren Danyluk

Oct 30, 2020 Message to Members

“I Could Do This All Day Long!”

(inspired by If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff)

If you want to see a Principal or Vice-Principal smile and beam, walk with them in a school. The first thing she’ll do is invite you into her office – of course, this is after you’ve sanitized…read more

Darren Danyluk

Oct 23, 2020 Message to Members

“Can you hear me now?”

 We all want to be heard.

It is good to be seen, but please hear my voice. And when I say “hear me”, I am seeking understanding, validation and empathy. I consider it a central purpose for my role as President of our Association to listen to our members and –…read more

Darren Danyluk

Oct 16, 2020 Message to Members

On the Road Again…

 I first encountered ‘Mr. PG’ in the summer I completed the Professional Development Program (PDP) at Simon Fraser University.  I was keen to start my career as a teacher and to have my own classes, so I applied for a teaching position ‘north of Hope’ … in Fort St. James. Over…read more

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