David DeRosa


November 1, 2019 Message to Members

Connecting With Leaders

As I noted last week, my road trip to visit with members in our Okanagan area Chapters followed a bend in the road to the BCPVPA Connecting Leaders Conference in Penticton. More on that a bit later in this column, as I have a lot to relate about my visit to our…read more

David DeRosa


October 25, 2019 Message to Members

Connecting Leaders 2019

I’ve been fortunate to be out on the road again this week in SD 53, 51 and 67. It’s such a beautiful part of the province in the Fall, as the leaves change colour and that brisk chill is starting to creep into the edges of each day. I’ve been grateful for…read more

David DeRosa


October 18, 2019 Message to Members

Haida Gwaii

Tuesday was an early start as I said ‘goodbye’ to Thanksgiving Monday, and made my way through Vancouver’s morning rush to the south terminal to board my flight to Haida Gwaii. I was a little nervous when, shortly after boarding, I received a text from Chapter President Verena Gibbs, “if you land, text…read more

David DeRosa


October 11, 2019 Message to Members

Recognizing Opportunity

For this week’s column, I’d like to share a story. This story sprang to mind as I prepared to spend time with PLD representatives this past weekend in workshops that dove into the integration of the Leadership Standards into BetterEducate. Here we go:

For the annual corporate conference and AGM of a company with…read more

David DeRosa


October 4, 2019 Message to Members

National Principals’ Month

October is National Principals’ (and Vice-Principals’!) Month. Not ‘Day’, not even ‘Week’: it’s a whole month! It feels like an acknowledgement that a typical day for Principals and Vice-Principals seldom follows our intended ‘plan’ when we arrive at our schools. Having a few backup days is greatly appreciated: I am hopeful that…read more

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