As West Vancouver Schools, we are committed to providing the best possible Canadian experience in international education for each student. This includes time not only spent in our classrooms, but with a homestay family, and in extra-curricular activities.
- We create supportive learning environments
- We inspire students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to become a global citizen in today’s ever-changing world
We are proud to be members of pioneering professional organizations such as the International Public School Education Association (IPSEA) and the Canadian Association of Public Schools (CAPSI) and share their core values:
- To recognize the high value that a Canadian education in British Columbia holds for international students
- To promote collaboration on standard and ethical recruiting and marketing practices, and
- To maintain our pursuit of excellent programming.
Mr. Michael Frankowski
Michael directs the International Programs Department. He has specialized in international education at both the university and K-12 level since September 2001 and has worked in public education in British Columbia since October 1997.
He is also responsible for our efforts in China, Europe, and Latin America to recruit the best international students to West Vancouver.
Ms. Rebecca Rowley
As our Vice Principal, Rebecca ensures our international students’ academic, social, and cultural success while enrolled in West Vancouver International Programs. With a lengthy background as a teacher and Vice Principal in West Vancouver Schools, Rebecca helps deliver superior programs for our international students.
Rebecca also oversees our marketing efforts in all Asian countries except China.
Ms. Dona Wang
Dona has worked for West Vancouver Schools since 2006 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 English and Mandarin.
Ms. Martina Brazeau
Martina is responsible for the overall direction of our homestay team. She recruits and approves homestay families and places new students into homestays, then works closely with our Homestay Coordinators to ensure students and families are supported.
Martina is fluent in English and German and has been working with students for over 17 years with a number of educational organizations. She joined us in July 2014 as a Homestay Coordinator and became the Homestay Manager in February 2018.
Ms. Randene Jinks
Randene works with secondary international students to help them adapt and adjust to their homestay families, new school, and community environment by setting up a positive and trusting atmosphere. She uses her 20 years of experience in customer service to guide students to a rewarding and successful homestay experience. Randene joined our team in September 2018.
Ms. Angela Consiglio
Angela has been a homestay coordinator for the better part of a decade as well as a host parent since 2001. She works with students from Rockridge and Sentinel to make sure they adapt to their new home. She is fluent in English and conversant in Italian and joined our team in July 2021.
Ms. Caroline Bian
Multicultural Worker (Mandarin)
Caroline looks out for our students’ success by supporting them in their cultural and academic transition to the Canadian classroom. Working in concert with the Vice Principal of International Programs and school counsellors, Caroline meets with students at their school to ensure that their needs are met.
Caroline is fluent in English, French and Mandarin. She began her career as a French teacher at Beihang University and then worked with a number of educational organizations, including the Ministry of Education of China in Beijing, Collège Sainte-Anne de Lachine in Montreal and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. She has an extensive breadth of knowledge and expertise in acculturation processes and adaption. She joined us in August 2018.
Ms. Galina Ulianova
Galina 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. She also works with students and agents to keep our student information system up-to-date with documents and data.
Galina joined our team in June 2022 and is fluent in English and Russian. Her educational background is in modern and classical languages, with additional studies in administrative professional and hospitality management programs.
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