Meet the Deputy Headmaster
My name is Jason Parker and I am very proud to be your Deputy Headmaster. Our school is, indeed, world class in terms of the calibre of education it offers our students.
My experience is that Meadowridge staff and parents are among the most dedicated I have had the pleasure of meeting, and working with, during my 22 years of experience as an educator. I live in Vancouver with my wife, Nancy (whom I met while teaching in Colombia, South America), and our son, Liam (a student at Meadowridge). We are longstanding members of Whonnock House!
Meadowridge has been a key influence in my professional and personal life, shaping the values I have taken forward into other environments. Critically important to me, has been the opportunity that schools like Meadowridge provide to “do good in the world”, by serving and working alongside others.
I look forward to meeting you in person (perhaps curbside or at our regular monthly coffee events) and co-creating a path forward, as our school continues to set both local and global standards as an exemplary IB World School.
Prior to my arrival to Meadowridge in 2012, I was working as a public school administrator, but I also have extensive experience in independent school settings, both domestic and international. I’ve had exposure to American, Canadian, British and the International Baccalaureate (IB) curricular models.
In addition to teaching (grades 4 to 12), I have enjoyed employment as a Grade Team Leader, Curricular Department Head, Community Service Program Coordinator, Chair of Professional Development, Vice Principal and Principal. Previously employed at Meadowridge for a period of three years, I taught Spanish, Social Studies, P.E. and chaired our Staff Professional Development Committee. I also completed my graduate work during this time.
I know Meadowridge to be a school where attention to instructional excellence, and a focus on helping youth to develop the skills and qualities required to live well, with others and for others, all combine to create an unparalleled educational experience.