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Ms. Pam Gerrits, Principal

 

Welcome to Journey! I am excited to join this vibrant community as Principal of Journey Middle School!

 

This is my ninth year as an Administrator and my first year here at Journey. For the past six years, I have been at Dunsmuir Middle School and worked with the staff and students at École John Stubbs Memorial School (K-8) for the two years prior. As an educator, my training is in Music Education. I have run music programs from K-12 in band, choir, jazz band, vocal jazz, guitar, music exploration, and have conducted a variety of ensembles. This past fall I also had the opportunity to work with future educators, teaching a course at the University of Victoria. As a musician, I primarily play flute and saxophone, but can often be found playing a variety of instruments in the pit at some of our secondary musical theatre programs. I am passionate about education and enjoy working with people of all ages!

 

The middle school years are a strong interest of mine – this is my fifteenth year working in middle schools (Journey is my 5th), and my Master’s Degree was focused on Middle School Experiences. During this time, I had the opportunity to be on one of the curriculum teams developing the revised BC Curriculum, which provided an understanding of where we are going with both the revised curriculum and with the possibilities open in new teaching techniques and approaches.

 

At Journey, the dedication of our educators and support staff is exceptional, and the focus on the child is at the core of everything we do. We aim to provide a calm, caring, and compassionate environment for every person in the building. I encourage you to get involved, join our PAC, meet with the teachers and support staff wrapped around your child, and enjoy this unique time in your child’s development!