David DeRosa

May 22, 2020 Message to Members

Contemplating Leadership

We have all made significant adjustments to our ‘normal’ lives since March, both personally and professionally. While I’ve heard a lot of commentators talk about the ‘new normal’, none of us yet have a sense of what the ‘new normal’ might be. In BC, the path ahead is looking clearer, there are…read more

David DeRosa

May 15, 2020 Message to Members

The Ministerial Committee

Since March, BC educators have been Apollo 13-ing the system. While I can’t take credit for this striking description, it has resonated for me and I’ve thought about it again and again in recent weeks. It’s hard to completely fathom the innovation, responsiveness and effort that has been dedicated to the continuity…read more

David DeRosa

May 8, 2020 Message to Members

Sunshine, On a Cloudy Day

This week I was in a bit of a funk. I’m not sure if it was the steady cycle of Zoom meetings in a basement office, my attempts to plan for a future that is marked by unknowns and constantly moving dates, or the recent rainy weather. Or, perhaps, a…read more

David DeRosa

May 1, 2020 Message to Members


In the past 18-20 months, I have written regularly about the importance of social emotional learning (SEL), self-care and maintaining an ongoing awareness of our needs as leaders in our complex and nuanced roles. In our current reality where we are in a time of crisis and find ourselves confronting the unknown every…read more

David DeRosa

April 24, 2020 Message to Members

What You Need

Earlier this week, BCPVPA members received a link to a member survey, designed to provide a snapshot of your experiences and needs during COVID-19. Our purpose is to determine what our members need right now during the COVID-19 pandemic, so that we can find the best ways to support you. The survey…read more

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