Our Staff

Our Staff 2024-05-15T23:22:00+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.

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.

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.

Ms. Mia Phung
Student Recruitment and Media Manager

There are many aspects I love about working at Pattison High School. I appreciate the strong relationships that form among staff, faculty, and students, as well as collaborating in such a wonderful learning environment. Our diverse student body gives me the opportunity to interact with and support students from various countries, allowing me to experience their respective cultures. Being a part of this positive and collaborative learning community brings me a great deal 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.  

Ms. Irean Yip
Admissions Officer

“Now or Never”. This always reminds me to never be afraid to seek a little adventure. Just like the diverse mix of teachers, students and staff here coming from various parts of the world. To my wonder, we are embracing the beautiful culture and diversity in Pattison to make every day colorful and bright. Apart from work, I enjoyed spending my time in tanning my skin and being in the nature.