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  • Stephen Anthony

    Head of School
    A founding faculty member since the school's inception in 1996, Stephen has contributed greatly to West Point Grey Academy’s remarkable growth.

    Stephen holds bachelor’s degrees in arts and education from Queen’s University and a Master of Education in administration. After teaching at the American School Foundation of Monterrey in Mexico, Stephen returned to Canada to "put down roots on our beautiful WPGA campus." A gifted educator, Stephen has a Master of Education and international teaching experience, and is a continuous learner with a passion for inspired leadership. Active in CAIS and ISABC associations and in the Vancouver community, he serves as a mentor to ISABC Team Leaders aspiring to their next level of leadership, and is a founding Board director of a charitable organization focused on youth mental health. In July 2018, Stephen was accepted, along with 150 veteran school administrators from around the world, into the intensive program “Leadership: An Evolving Vision" at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

    Stephen believes deeply in the potential of young people and in actively building their leadership capacity. An authentic connector, he is committed to nurturing deep relationships with students, teachers and parents to ensure collaboration, ownership and pride in all areas of school life. “Ours is an inspiring, supportive and student-centered school. We have created a warm and joyful community unlike any other.”

    Stephen and his wife, Charlotte, a longtime teacher at WPGA, have three sons, Miles ’18, Charlie ’20 and Sam ’23. 

    In August 2019, Stephen became WPGA’s third Head of School, continuing WPGA’s legacy of school leaders dedicated to Shaping Lives of Inquiry, Action and Joy. 
  • Ciara Corcoran

    Head of Junior School 
    Ciara was among the first faculty members at West Point Grey Academy in 1996, before the school had opened its doors, and has been instrumental to the school's success, including its educational philosophy, student-centered vision and mission, and caliber of teaching and learning. Ciara oversees teacher hiring across all disciplines in the Junior School, ensuring teachers’ continued growth as educators through ongoing professional development. She is responsible for academic programming and assessment practices for JK–7, and developed our English, CARE (character education) and learning support programs. Ciara serves on the school’s Leadership Team and Board of Directors, providing strategic insight on best educational practices and future trends. She is also a member of the school’s Building Committee, and led and managed the Upper Gym facility build, an 8,000 square-foot full-scale gymnasium completed in August 2018.

    Prior to joining WPGA, Ciara taught at the Canadian International School in Hong Kong and in the West Vancouver public school system. She holds bachelor's degrees in history and primary education and has a Master of Educational Administration with a research component on assessment practices.

    A member of the ISABC Pro-D Advisory Committee and CAIS National Forum Advisory Committee, she provides leadership in Foundations Skills Assessments (FSA) marking for ISABC, developed the Newly Qualified Teachers Program for ISABC, and creates provincial exemplars for the Ministry of Education.

    Ciara and her husband, Andrew, have a son, Ben ’21.
  • Jason Parker

    Head of Senior School 
    Jason Parker joined WPGA in August 2019 as Head of Senior School. He has 24 years’ experience as a teacher and senior administrator in independent and public schools, in Canada and internationally. Prior to WPGA, Jason was Deputy Head at Meadowridge School, a fellow ISABC and CAIS school in Maple Ridge, since 2013, and Principal at Abbotsford Traditional Middle School. He holds a Master of Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University, a Master of Multidisciplinary Studies from Buffalo State University, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria. An active member of CAIS and CIS (Council of International Schools), in 2018 he was part of accreditation teams at Toronto French School (CAIS) and Colegio Fontana in Bogota, Columbia (CIS).

    Jason models WPGA’s philosophy of inclusion, diversity and continuous learning. His focus is on student and staff voice and empowerment, with collaboration, strategy and clarity of direction as the basis for meaningful change. He brings to WPGA knowledge and expertise in curriculum innovation, student achievement data, instructional standards, and teacher development.

    On joining WPGA, he remarks, “I am honoured to accept the position of Head of Senior School. I have immense faith in Stephen Anthony, the Leadership Team and the committed staff at West Point Grey Academy. I relate deeply to the school’s mission and core values, and to supporting students to be the best version of themselves. My wife, Nancy, and son, Liam ‘26, are excited to join such a supportive community and spirited family culture, and I’m looking forward to connecting with students, teachers, staff and families this fall.”