Larry has been an educator in the Mission Public School district since 1985. He began teaching in Mission in 1985, and has served as a Principal and Vice Principal at both the Elementary and Secondary school level, as well as Director of Instruction before accepting his current position as Assistant Superintendent. In addition to overseeing the International Program, Larry is the district’s recruiter for Europe and Hong Kong and enjoys the opportunity to meet with students, parents and agents both home and abroad. He is proud of his outstanding staff who work so diligently to ensure that our international students have a fulfilling and rewarding educational experience.
Holly began her career with the Mission Public School district in 1990, and has been managing our International Programs since the year 2010. She is responsible for global marketing and recruiting, as well as relationship management with our international partners, students and families. Previous roles also included student academic advising and staff development programming. Holly is committed to providing quality experiences for young global citizens who travel far from home for the wonderful opportunity of living and studying in our world class education system. She strongly believes that Mission provides the most personalized and nurturing environment possible, as we support our international students in achieving their academic and personal goals.
Colleen has been lived and learned in the Fraser Valley most of her life. She has taught elementary through to high school. Colleen started teaching in 1997 in Parksville and came to Mission Public Schools in 2004 where she has been both a school based and district Principal. She looks forward to working with schools, students, staff and international agents and families on the traditional, ancestral, unceded, and shared territories of the Stó:lō people, the Matheqwí, Sq’éwlets, Qwó:ltl’el, and Leq’á:mel First Nations.
Terri has worked in the Mission Public School district since 2005, as an Educational Assistant and Homestay Coordinator. Terri has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, with a child welfare specialization. As a Homestay Coordinator, she is the main support for our international students and host families, and is available to them 24/7. Terri also organizes monthly meetings with the students and coordinates activities and field trips. Her passion and dedication to our students is often recognized as a strong point of our program by our educational partners.
Yvonne has worked in the Mission Public School district since 2007 and we were lucky enough to have her join our team in 2011. She is our administrative assistant extraordinaire! Yvonne is the unsung hero of our program and handles everything from the first inquiry to departure, and everything in between. She keeps us all on our toes, everything running smoothly and is always one step ahead of us. Our tech savvy side kick not only does all the data entry for students, registration, agents, finance and school information, but also plans our events and keeps our website up to date. We are very grateful to have her as our always cheery team member.
Kim is the newest addition to our International Team and a very welcome team member! Kim has worked in the Mission Public School District since 2013 and joined our team in July 2016. Kim has enthusiastically jumped in to provide Homestay administrative support and much more! As the Homestay Assistant, Kim wears many hats, and does it with competency and passion. We are very fortunate to have Kim on our team. She does not think twice about going the extra mile for our students, anytime. From comforting an upset student, emergency moves, driving students home or planning events, Kim does it all with compassion and kindness. She generously helps us, to continue providing the unsurpassed personal care our program is known for. Always kind, caring and organized, Kim is a valued support to staff, students, agents and host families.