I started working at Pattison High School in February 2005 and never looked back. The staff and students have always been supportive. I began as an English and Physical Education teacher and am now in an administrative role. This role enables me to understand the inner workings of the school environment, and take part in supporting students to make sound decisions that will lead to a successful future. The small class sizes, trimester system and academic readiness program make it easier and faster for students to reach their goals. We strive for excellence and to provide a place where students’ needs are met, where they have the freedom to have their voices heard and where their imaginations are valued.
BEd (English & Physical Education) University of Victoria
Teaching English at Pattison is an amazing multi-cultural experience. I firmly believe that by providing an enjoyable learning environment, students are willing and sometimes even eager to learn more about the English language.
Associate of Arts (Generalist) Langara CollegeBachelor of Arts (English and Psychology) Simon Fraser University
Bachelor of Education (English specialty) University of British Columbia
Interests: Writing poetry, Softball, Pop culture
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Education Degree from Simon Fraser University, I am also TESL Canada certified and have four years experience teaching English in Seoul, Korea.
I am happy to be a part of the faculty here at Pattison High School. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn from a diverse community of amazing people.
Mathematics and Physics
B.A. in Mathematics
Math Club, Sewing, Forensic Science
I have a Bachelor of Education Degree in Mathematics from the University of British Columbia. I taught Science and Technology to grade 10 and 11 at St. Thomas Aquinas secondary school in North Vancouver in 2008-2009. I taught Biology 11, Earth Science 11, Science and Technology 11, and Science 10 at Carney Archbishop secondary school in Port Coquitlam in 2009-2010. I enjoyed teaching in British Columbia International School in Bangkok in 2010-2011. I learned a lot while teaching in Fort Nelson Secondary school (SD # 84) in 2012. I taught as a Teacher on Call in Comox Valley, School District # 71 in 2013. The best of all is when I started teaching in Pattison Secondary School in the summer of 2013.
Why Pattison School
The sense of community was very strong from the moment I started at Pattison Secondary School. I had been in 7 schools in the first 15 years of teaching, but when I got to Pattison Secondary I knew I was home.
Darren is an enthusiastic educator with a passion for English Literature. He spent his last four years teaching in the public school system on the Sunshine Coast where he amassed experience teaching in a variety of positions in the mainstream and alternative schools.
Darren holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, and a Bachelor of Education, from the University of British Columbia.
Darren is also a sports fanatic, a lover of music, and an avid reader. He is excited and proud to be a member of the Pattison High School faculty and school community.
Angela graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Art Education with a minor in Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, QC. She then moved to beautiful BC to complete a Bachelor of Education at the University of British Columbia, specializing in Secondary Visual Arts. She holds a Diploma in Creative Arts as well as a Certificate in Professional Artistic Makeup. Angela is passionate about the arts and truly enjoys fostering creativity in her students. Her background includes all areas of the visual arts, such as painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and photography. Her second love lies in helping others and she is currently completing her pre-requisites in Counselling Psychology so that she may pursue the Masters program in the future and one day practice Art Therapy. In her spare time, Angela can be found: cooking and baking, reading, painting, being active outdoors, and travelling. She is excited to be working at Pattison School and looks forward to getting to know the staff and students.
Mr Skartvedt has been teaching in Vancouver for three years, covering all high school mathematics and sciences courses. His specialty is physics and calculus, but in his diverse experience he has branched out as far as economics and social studies.
In the classroom, he has excellent student rapport fueled by enduring respect he shows everyone. Students find him approachable and they easily ask questions, leading their learning with their own curiosity. Each lesson is infused with real-life scenarios and technology to give the students a better grasp of the ideas.
Mr Woloshyn has a Bachelor of Education from UBC, a Bachelor of Arts from SFU, and a Theatre Program Diploma from Red Deer College.
His professional practice includes: assistant teacher at University Hill Secondary in Vancouver, teacher candidate at Lord Byng in Vancouver, tutor in Vancouver, principal and teacher in a Vancouver independent school, and program director at a Vancouver education centre.
Mr Poore has a Masters of Science in Biophysics from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Science in medical physics from Ryerson University.
His professional practice includes: first year science tutor at Ryerson, graduate head teacher’s assistant at Guelph, high school teacher in Vancouver, and math and science tutor in Vancouver.
Mr Karim has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and philosophy from McGill University and is currently pursuing a combined MA/PhD at the European Graduate School in Switzerland.
His professional practice includes: work with ‘The Refugee Project’ in Serbia and Croatia, teacher’s assistant at the European Graduate School, teacher in Shenzhen China and Zhongshan China, and tutor in Vancouver.