Our Staff

Our Staff 2024-01-31T19:28:56+00:00

Ms. Azar Akbari, B.A., RCIC
Director, Student Recruitment and Advising

I have been privileged to be a part of Pattison High School since 2014.   PHS is a diverse educational community that provides all students with a safe and positive learning environment.  I feel very fortunate to work with terrific staff and to interact with our wonderful students on a daily basis.

Ms. Lynn Lu, MSc
Manager, Student Services and Advising

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time since I joined the PHS family in 2018. It is not only the enthusiasm of my colleagues, but the student’s determination, which motivate me to explore the best methods and practices, in assisting them on their educational journey.

Mr. Johnny Jing
Regional Director, Student Recruitment and Advising
University Guidance Advisor

Mr. Jing is a passionate and experienced professional in the field of education. He graduated from the renowned Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2006 and obtained his Master of Science in Finance in 2012. With over 15 years of international education experience, he has dedicated himself to helping students achieve their educational aspirations. 

Mr. Jing serves as the Director of Student Recruitment and a University Guidance Advisor at PHS School. As the Director of Recruitment, he plays a pivotal role in attracting and recruiting promising students to the school. Simultaneously, as a University Guidance Advisor, he is committed to assisting students in developing individualized graduation plans to realize their goals of gaining admission to their dream universities. 

Ms. Fumiko Uchitani
Manager, Student Recruitment and Advising
It’s my greatest pleasure to support students that come from many different parts of the world to thrive in their educational journey at Pattison High School.  I look forward to seeing our students reach their goals in our caring community, as well as being well prepared for future endeavours.

Mr. Jeffrey Deng
Digital Marketing Manager

Jeffrey Deng is a graduate from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Production, and minors in Communication Design and Marketing. Jeffrey has previous experience in graphic design, photography, social media, and digital media marketing, skills that he hopes he can develop and apply at PHS. Some of Jeffrey’s other interests include anime, attending concerts, spike ball, volleyball, and weightlifting.

Ms. Mia Phung
Student Recruitment and Advising Officer

“I joined Pattison High School fairly recently and there are many things I love about working here. I appreciate the strong relationships that form between staff, faculty and students, and working together in a wonderful learning environment. Our diverse student body gives me the opportunity to interact and support students from many different countries, and experience their respective cultures. Being a part of this positive and collaborative learning community brings me a lot of joy.”

Ms. Natalia Valdes-Schatan
Student Services Coordinator

Natalia Valdes-Schatan is from Mexico City, Mexico and came to Vancouver in 2011. She graduated from UBC in 2015 with a BA in Philosophy and Political Science. Since then, Natalia has worked at the Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver, at educational institutions as a Youth Advisor, and most recently in film production for several movies and TV shows filmed in Vancouver. Natalia has previous experience in photography, videography, graphic design, social media, and digital marketing.