I am currently a District Principal in the Surrey School District, B.C., focusing on the areas of Communicating Student Learning (CSL) and Digital Resources. Previous roles within Surrey Schools include volunteer, student teacher, teacher-on-call, classroom teacher, Vice Principal, and Principal. I have also enjoyed the mentoring role as a School Associate, TLITE (SFU) mentor, and Surrey School Leading the Learning facilitator. I am passionate about helping students, staff, and parents grow. I believe in the power of connectedness and collaboration, the uniqueness of every learner, and the need for schools and those who work in them to innovate in order to meet the ever-changing needs of those learners.
When I am not at school, I can be found spending time with my wife, 3 children, and dog. I enjoy running, hiking, photography, and camping.
Hi Mr.V it’s Kaitlyn Smith I really hope you remember me from Mrs. Rempels class, I wish you good luck at Cambridge and it was really great having you here at Georges Vanier Elementary. P.s I know a friend at Cambridge, she’s really funny, going into grade 6, sort a short, and her name is Makayla.
Hi Kaitlyn. How can I forget you, your sister and your great family? I will be sure to say hi to Makayla. Hope summer has been great and that you are back to school soon 🙂 Mr. V.
I wonder if you are any relation to my husband’s family. My father in law Alojz Vendramin was a native of Nova Gorcia, Slovenia.
My husband follows you on Twitter as well. Dean is a teacher here in Regina.
It’s great to hear from you! I have heard of Dean and the great work he has done. I’ve recently started to do research on my family history, particularly my father’s side as the details are sparse. What I do know is the Vendramin family I am part of originates in the Treviso area of Italy and I have traced back to my great, great-grandfather (also named Antonio) who was born in 1835.
I’ve recently had my parents complete DNA tests through ancestry and am looking forward to getting more information regarding my origins. Perhaps the Vendramins connect along the way somewhere.
I have an “Ancestry” page as well as a “My Heritage” page and will update the sites as soon as I have more information.
Take care and pass my regards on to Dean!
Hey Mr Venderman
I dont know if you remember me but its Gursharn Kanda… legally changed my name to Jake Kanda. Its been a long time and have thought of you through out the years. Call me anytime 7783027653
Hi Jake, I ABSOLUTELY remember you, but you don’t wear glasses anymore!!! It’s so great to hear from you and I would love to connect. Do you focus your work in Surrey or are you all over. Let’s switch to texting. My cell number is 604-807-8563. Take care!!!
And now because we are adults, you can’t call me Mr. anymore … it’s Antonio!!!