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Katharine S.

Associate Director, Learning Resources at Douglas College

Katharine S. has a diverse work experience that spans various roles and industries. Katharine'smost recent position is as the Associate Director of Learning Resources at Douglas College, a role they have held since September 2022. Prior to that, they worked as a District Resource Teacher-Librarian for the Vancouver School Board from September 2020 to June 2022.

Katharine also has experience in leadership roles, having served as the President of the Vancouver Secondary Teachers' Association from August 2017 to July 2020, and as the First Vice President from July 2015 to June 2017.

Katharine has a strong background in education, specifically in teaching and library services. From September 2002 to June 2015, Katharine worked as a Teacher Librarian and French Immersion Teacher for the Vancouver School Board, where they were responsible for selecting and acquiring materials, collaborating with teachers, and teaching critical thinking and research skills to students.

In addition, they have worked as an EFL Instructor at the SELC Education Group in July 2014, and as a Faculty Associate for the Professional Development Program at Simon Fraser University from September 2009 to April 2011.

Katharine also brings experience in board membership and volunteer management, having served as a Board Member for Our Social Fabric from September 2011 to September 2012, where they maintained a blog, organized fabric sales, and managed volunteers.

Overall, Katharine has a well-rounded work history with a focus on education, leadership, and resource management.

Katharine S. completed their Bachelor of Education degree in French at The University of British Columbia from 2001 to 2002. Katharine also obtained a Teaching English as an Additional Language diploma from Vancouver Community College (VCC) between 1995 and 1997. Additionally, Katharine S. earned a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from McGill University from 1991 to 1993. Prior to that, they completed their Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish at Université Laval from 1988 to 1991.

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  • Associate Director, Learning Resources

    September, 2022 - present