As mother of three, Suzanne has been an active participant in community development & mentorship for over 20 years in three Provinces. Currently she advocates & mediates between families and School Districts while guiding and supporting families with children on the Autism Spectrum, ADHD & Anxiety while building her Counselling practice.
Vice-President 1 – Kerri Ross-Grijzen, VP1@langleydpac.ca
After moving to Langley, with her family, Kerri realized how important local involvement was to the health of the community. She began by attending the PAC at RC Garnett and eventually joined DPAC in 2015. Every child should have the same educational opportunities and choices and bringing parents and the school district together is one way to help make this happen.
Vice-President 2 – Tina Patterson, VP2@langleydpac.ca
Tina Patterson is a mom of two, an Educator, a hobby photographer, and an active community volunteer in the Langley’s. She has a passion for Inclusive and Public Education. As Vice-President 2, Tina strives to bridge the gap for parents who feel they have lost their voice while working collaboratively with educational partners.
Treasurer – Dawn Perrault, email@example.com
Dawn is first, and foremost, the proud mother of two beautiful boys. She comes to the DPAC Treasurer position with extensive experience in finance, having worked under the Ministry of the Attorney General, managing the Payment Processing department for the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program. In addition to this, Dawn brings a passion for Inclusive Education and a desire to ensure that all children within our District receive the quality public education they are entitled to and deserve.
Members at Large (MAL):
As a mother of 2, Bernice is a CPA serving the Langley community. Along with being a dedicated member of DPAC for several years, she also sits on the Langley Parents as Partners in Learning Committee. Bernice enjoys working with and learning about & supporting the Langley School District’s many programs and student opportunities to further students educational experience.
Jennifer is a marketing communications professional and a mom of three exceptional elementary aged children; of which one has down syndrome and one is gifted. She is passionate about improving access to education and promoting inclusion. Jennifer is active in her north Langley community; she and her husband both work in Langley and are longtime residents.
MAL – Teresa Blades
Teresa is a proud mother of 3, an Early Childhood Educator and a member with Langley DPAC for over 4 years. She is also a part time music teacher and her passion lies with music education available to every child within the district.
MAL – Ashish Kapoor
Supporting the team with technology needs, utilizing his extensive educational background, Ashish’s exposure to diverse cultural and educational settings also allows him to present multidimensional viewpoints to DPAC. As someone who has grown up outside Canada, he embodies the experience of first generation immigrant families who have children in the Canadian School System, and can be a voice for the same.
MAL – Lisa Moore
Lisa is a passionate advocate for children. Since adopting her own three special needs children in 2009 she has run for school trustee, been involved on various school PACs and been an active member of DPAC. As a practicing clinical counsellor she helps parents of special needs children access resources and works with children, youth, transgender clients and provides parenting workshops in the community. When not working Lisa is usually camping, boating or skiing with her five children and international students from the Langley School District.