I am a member of two advocacy groups that support public education–one that works locally (in BC) and another that works in Latin America. I engage with other educational leadership programs in BC, the Ministry of Education, and various associations representing professionals and parents, to influence conceptions of educational leadership in BC. Through my teaching, I engage with teachers and administrators in a number of partnering school districts to promote educational leadership in support of social justice. I engage with the media on subjects related to teacher-employer-government relations and public education generally.
When I first arrived at UBC I sought out and made connections with the Staff Development Council of BC. I served on their Board of Directors for a few years. I am a member of CoDevelopment Canada, an NGO that supports teachers and their communities in Latin America in advocacy for public education, indigenous peoples’ rights, environmental protection, and workers’ rights. I am an associate with the Public Education Network Society, advocating for greater public support (funding) for public education.