Executive

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KERRY PETERS
1st Vice President

Teaches Grade 6 and Visual Arts in the Intensive Art Education Program at White Rock Elementary School

Why you view membership in the BCATA as important:
Being membership chair of the BCATA is a way I can contribute to the group. As well, I stay connected with the membership by volunteering as registrar for the annual Conference. Getting to work and learn from the senior members of the BCATA executive has been very rewarding for me.

ERRIN GREGORY
Primary Curriculum Representative

After teaching for quite awhile now, I continue to feel happy walking in to work with students every day. That said, I'm happiest when students are painting, working with clay, or taking photographs. Kids amaze me with their creativity, their engagement with arts-based methods, and their ability to learn through the arts.

Why you view membership in the BCATA as important:
Membership in the BCATA is important for ongoing professional development. I continue to be motivated to be a better teacher because of BCATA fall conferences/workshops, and, also, because of the amazing people I've met in the BCATA. In particular, the educators I've met on the executive are a constant source of inspiration.

NICOLE PORTER
Intermediate Curriculum Representative

CLAUDIA PAMPIN
Graduation Curriculum Representative

JAY LARSON & DONNA USHER
Photography & Media Curriculum Representatives

BILL ZUK Ph.D.
Co-editor, BC Art Teachers' Journal,

Curator, Art in Public Places, Victoria, BC
Representative, University of Victoria

Current Status: Dr. Bill Zuk, Professor Emeritus. Art Education, University of Victoria. Active studio practice: Multimedia artist specializing in print, sculpture and film. See some of my work at: www.zukart.ca and www.intotheice.ca

Why you view membership in the BCATA as important:
My membership allows me to advocate for the vital role that creativity and the imagination play in our lives. It also allows me to promote Indigenous art and culture in this province where more than half of the 50 languages and cultures in Canada are represented. The province of British Columbia is culturally very rich.

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SHARON RICHARDS
Editor, Visually Speaking

Past positions: Membership, President, Past President, Treasurer, Webmaster, Conference Co-Chair
I teach art at Westsyde Secondary in Kamloops, which is also the high school I attended. Although I work mainly in acrylic in my own studio practice, my work is defined more by the element of colour than it is by a particular medium or genre.

Why membership in the BCATA is important:
I value membership in the BCATA because it connects me to inspiring visual arts educators around the province. I’ve been hooked every since I attended my first BCATA conference.

LORNA MENZIES
Treasurer

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ANNE JENKINS
BCATA Recording Secretary

I am always willing to partner in learning that will highlight student artifacts to build confidence.

Why you view membership in the BCATA as important:
Participating in a PSA provides opportunities for sharing the work of learners in provincial/national venues/formats, and adds value to my learning with a broad network of professional co-learners, extending my perspective.

REGAN RASMUSSEN
Advocacy

Past positions: President, Past President, Conference Co-Chair, Intermediate Rep, District Rep
An artist/educator who has taught K-12 and post secondary studio art and curriculum classes, most recently at Royal Bay Secondary SD62 and University of Victoria.
Currently a member of arc.hive, an artist run centre in Victoria.
www.reganrasmussen.com
www.arc-hive.weebly.com

Why you view membership in the BCATA as important:
The BCATA is welcoming group of professional artist / educators devoted to promoting quality arts education K-12 and post secondary. Belonging to this association connects us, enriches us, and reminds us why we create art, and find joy in mentoring others to discover and develop their ‘inner artist’.

MELANIE STOKES
Retired Teachers' Representative

HEATHER PASTRO
Vancouver Island University Representative

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SANDRINE HAN
UBC Vancouver Representative

I am an artist, researcher, and educator. My research interests are in the fields of art education, technology, semiotics, visual culture, cognitive psychology, visual communication, and visual literacy.

Why you view membership in the BCATA as important:
BCATA provides the latest information regarding to BC curriculum. BCATA provides great teaching resources for all teachers. BCATA is the best place to connect BC art teachers. With BCATA membership, you won’t feel alone in the art classroom. BCATA is here for you.

SHANNON DUNN
Thompson Rivers University Representative

GAMELLE FITZGIBBON
Art in Public Places: Vancouver

AMY HARRIS
Webmaster

I am a passionate artist, educator, designer, mother and gardener. I spend most of my time within the digital world but enjoy all things art related.

Why you view membership in the BCATA as important:
The BCATA is an important piece of my professional development. As a member of the BCATA I am provided with ongoing opportunities for networking and support. It is wonderful to belong to an association of like-minded professionals that encourage and inspire the arts.