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Our Staff and Teachers

Our Teachers

Linda Spruston, Principal

Linda was a Burnaby teacher and Principal for 35 years. During that time she was also the literacy consultant for intermediate grades (4-7), a consultant for students with learning difficulties and a consultant for students with a gifted designation. She was seconded to the Ministry of Education to work for ETC (Educational Technology Branch) and SET-B.C. (Special Education Technology) which continues to provide assistive technologies to students with complex needs. She was also a sessional lecturer for 10 years at UBC, in the Faculty of Education, helping teachers to use technology effectively in the classroom.

Pei-Zhen Chiu

Pei-Zhen graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Education degree. She graduated from SFU’s Teacher Education (PDP) program.  She is a BC-certified teacher with more than 7 years of teaching experience. Her teaching experience ranges from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in British Columbia, Canada. She was born in Taiwan and has been living in Vancouver for more than 20 years.

Sue Chang
Sue has taught Mandarin and music for more than 30 years. Along with her knowledge of both Asian and Western educational systems, she has been recognized for her excellence in designing exceptional learning experiences for students. She has experience working with students from all backgrounds and ages. Sue completed a Master of Education degree in Canada and a Bachelor of Education degree in Taiwan.

Kevin Treacy

Kevin is an elementary school teacher from Ireland. He has been teaching for a number of years and has completed a master’s degree in resilience and also a diploma in educational leadership and management. Kevin has worked with children from Grade 1 – Grade 7 and is passionate about delivering a quality education.

Tina Sanfilippo

Tina graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science and a Bachelor of Education. She is a BC certified teacher with seven years of teaching experience around the world. Tina has taught in Canada, New Zealand, England and Australia. She also taught ESL in Europe and with private colleges in the Vancouver area.