Message from the President
As we approach the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to reach out and thank you for all of your work providing the foundation that continues to keep the BC education system among the very best in the world. In the New Year the BCSSA will be celebrating 100 years of our members inspiring, developing and supporting educational leadership across British Columbia, Canada, and the world.
Through your efforts, BC has embarked upon a significant transformation across the k-12 curriculum, graduation program, assessment and communication of student learning. Without your leadership, system alignment and performance would be much more uneven.
In the coming months, our work will continue to be critical as several policy initiatives near completion. The re-designed 10-12 curriculum and graduation program will be fully implemented. We will begin to see what changes are involved with the Funding Model Review. We will also be engaging in collective bargaining provincially and locally. Your roles, and the voice of the BCSSA, will be critical to the continued success of the BC education system, and our four key goals from our Strategic Plan remain front and center:
- Lead the province in enhancing student learning;
- Enhance leadership capacity;
- Utilize our leadership expertise to positively influence the future of public education;
- Provide legal and human resources support.
It is a privilege to have the responsibility that comes with our roles, and on behalf of the BCSSA Board of Directors, I would like to thank you all for the opportunity to lead our association.
I hope you enjoy a restful, relaxing holiday with friends, family or in whatever fashion gives you joy.
Chris van der Mark