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.