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Learning Services

Vancouver School Board Learning Services is responsible for programs and services that support the needs of all learners from early learners through K-12. They also provide support for parents and staff in the school district. 

Learning Services areas 

Support for teachers 

Learning Services contacts 

Learning Services 

General Inquiries

Tel: 604-713-5202

Director of Instruction  

Rosie Poetschke

Tel: 604-713-5202

District Principal, Aboriginal Education

Chas Desjarlais

Tel: 604-713-5682

District Principal, Alternate and Alternative Programs  

Doug Matear

Tel: 604-713-5943 / 604-347-5107

District Vice Principal, Alternate and Alternative Programs

Richard Edge

Tel: 604-713-5722

District Principal, Learning Technologies

Jeff Spence

Tel: 604-713-5691

District Principal, SEL & Prevention Program


Tel: 604-713-5216

District Vice Principal, Mental Health   and SACYNatasha Gates

District Principal, Learning Support

Liz Hayes-Brown

Tel: 604-713-5220

District Principal, Student Support

David Platt

Tel: 604-713-5240

District Principal, ELL, Student Placement & Newcomer Services

Bruce Garnett

Tel: 604-713-5877

Learning Services Garibaldi, Transportation

Nadia de Santis (OSD)

Tel: 604-713-4456


District Athletics Coordinator

Harp Sohi

Tel: 604-713-5207


Career Programs Coordinator

Rhonda Stangeland 

Tel: 604-992-3790

Early Learning

Supervisor, Early Learning

Colleen Dickie

Tel: 604-713-4471

Arts Education

Arts Coordinator

Celia Jong 

Tel: 604-713-5206


District Literacy & Assessment Teacher

Gina Wong

Tel: 604-346-8546

Modern Languages

Modern Language Consultant

Trish Kolber

Tel: 604-828-1066

Social Responsibility & Diversity

District Principal, Prevention Programs


Tel: 604-713-5216

District Vice Principal, Mental Health   and SACYNatasha Gates

District Resource Teacher, Diversity - SOGI 

Béene Savage

Tel: 778-228-1914

District Area Counsellor, Mental Health

Paula Foran

Tel: 604-716-5934

District Resource Teacher, Anti-Racism

Nassim Elbardouh

Tel: 604-790-1575

SACY - Parent/Family Support


Student Placement & Newcomer Services

East Wing Moberly Elementary 

1000 East 59th Avenue

Vancouver, BC, V5X 1Y7

Tel: 604-713-5999

Fax: 604-713-5998

District Psychoeducational, AAC/SLP and SLP Centre

Thunderbird Elementary (South Wing)

2325 Cassiar Street 

 Vancouver, BC V5M 3X3

Cathie Bordon



Tel: 604-713-5439 

Fax: 604-713-5561

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