David DeRosa

April 17, 2020 Message to Members

Thank You

We all say it, every day. To a colleague, for their support, to a student, for their energy, to someone in the community for lending a hand. But the words have taken on an even deeper meaning, and I feel we’ve never meant it as much and as clearly as we mean it…read more

David DeRosa

April 9, 2020 Message to Members

What Do You Need? 

To those of you who find yourselves losing track of the days, you are not alone. We are used to the hallway hustle and bustle, the quick and easy passing conversations with colleagues, students and families, the daily schedule packed from a.m. to p.m. We are geared for fullness, and often…read more

David DeRosa

April 3, 2020 Message to Members

Courage is Contagious

Coming into this week, many of us were experiencing a state of anxiety and worry that was far above what we would consider ‘normal’. Although a return to familiar routines and a powerful sense of purpose has tempered this elevated emotional state, our new routines are likely far from normal.

“Vulnerability begets vulnerability;…read more

David DeRosa

March 13, 2020 Message to Members


I feel pretty certain that I am not the only one who has stopped and reflected this week on where we are in space and time. Space, because I am thankful to be a Canadian and a British Columbian with access to a steady stream of reliable information about the threat of the Coronavirus…read more

David DeRosa

March 6, 2020 Message to Members

International Women’s Day

One of the great events that BCPVPA has launched in the past few years is our Leading the Way: Women in Leadership luncheon. It’s in mid-September, at a time when our members are back in their schools and just past those first few weeks of wonderful organized chaos. It’s an electric event,…read more

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