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Mr. Michael Frankowski

District Administrator

Michael oversees the International Programs Department and is responsible for the global marketing of West Vancouver School District. He frequently visits East Asia, Europe, Latin America, and South-east Asia to recruit the best international students to West Vancouver. He has specialized in international education at both the university and K-12 level for the past 14 years and has worked in public education in British Columbia since 1997.

Phone: 604.981.1046


Ms. Crystal Tanfara

Vice Principal

As our Vice Principal, Crystal ensures our international students’ academic, social, and cultural success while enrolled in West Vancouver International Programs. Her background as a teacher, Counsellor, and administrator allows us to deliver superior programs for our international students.

Phone: 604.981.1299


Ms. Dona Wang


Dona has worked in the West Vancouver School District for the past 10 years and became our Manager in April 2015. She is responsible for financial management of our program, including collecting tuition fees, processing refunds, issuing receipts, and agent relations. She also supports the team for programs such as Orientation and summer camps. Dona is fluent in Mandarin.

Phone: 604.981.1047


Ms. Amanda Burkholder

Homestay Manager

The International Programs office operates an in-house homestay program, and Amanda manages our Homestay Coordinators and homestay families. Knowing that the Canadian home where a student lives is important to their comfort and success in while studying in West Vancouver, she recruits and trains families to meet the high standards set out by the provincial government.

Phone: 604.981.1159



Ms. Martina Brazeau

Homestay Coordinator

Martina supports Amanda and works with Yasuko to monitor quality and success of our homestays and provides assistance and advise on sensitive problems to students. She works with students who are attending West Vancouver Secondary.

Martina is fluent in German and has been working with students for over 15 years with a number or educational organizations.

Phone: 604.981.1155



Ms. Yasuko Otsuka

Homestay Coordinator

Yasuko works closely with Martina to ensure our students settle into their homestay and continue to be successful throughout their time in West Vancouver. She works with students who are attending Rockridge and Sentinel Secondary schools.

Yasuko is fluent in Japanese. She joined our team in May 2015.

Phone: 604.981.1154



Ms. Yvonne Xian

Multicultural Worker (Mandarin)

Yvonne looks out for our students’ success by supporting them in their cultural and academic transition to the Canadian classroom. Working in concert with Crystal Tanfara and school counsellors, she meets with students at their school to ensure that their needs are met. Well-versed in serving multicultural clients, Yvonne is  fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Phone: 778.871.2198



Ms. Colleen Hua

Office Assistant

Colleen is responsible for application processing, generating admission documents, enrolling students in medical insurance, and general clerical support for International Programs team. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Phone: 604.981.1157


Ms. Haley Topnik


Our Receptionist, Haley, is responsible for front-line support of our clients including helping them with general enquiries, forms, and guiding them to our other team members for assistance. Haley also works with students and agents to keep our student information system up-to-date with documents and data. She joined our team in May 2015.

Phone: 604.981.1158