JABC Educator Advisors 2021-2022

Thank you to our Educator Advisors from across the province who give us important feedback on our program content, delivery methods, volunteer involvement and resources. We appreciate your support of JABC.

Bonnie Alexander
Bonnie AlexanderDistrict Career Coordinator, SD No.61 Victoria

“JABC is dedicated to helping students understand that they have the power to shape their own lives. By connecting to local business people and entrepreneurs they learn that life is not a straight line that you have to walk alone. Educators and mentors are there to help students stretch and grow their view of themselves and to give them the tools to be brave in an ever changing world.”

Hayley Atkins
Hayley Atkins Math and Careers Teacher, W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Secondary School, W̱SÁNEĆ School Board

“JABC  has allowed for a connection between the real world applications of financial literacy and the students in my classroom. JABC brings the world of careers, economics, and technology into the classroom in a fun, challenging, and interactive way.”

 Allisson Badger
Allisson Badger District Career Education Coordinator, SD No.73 Kamloops-Thompson

“JABC creates opportunities for students to discover curiosities, values, and skills through community mentorship and innovative inquiry.”

Nicole Bereti
Nicole BeretiSenior School Teacher, Business Management, St. John’s School, Vancouver Independent School

JA programs uniquely offer students opportunities to develop transferable skills including communication, creative and critical thinking, information literacy, collaboration and research skills. Students benefit from interactions with JA’s diverse pool of volunteers who create engaging and safe opportunities for students to take calculated risks and to learn through failure.”

Mary Brinkman
Mary Brinkman Careers & Business Education, Frances Kelsey Secondary, SD No.79 Cowichan Valley

“I appreciate the many valuable opportunities and experiences that JABC provides to students. Events such as TechWorks, that show students how multi-faceted a career in technology can be to guest speakers that share their knowledge and expertise with students.  These opportunities enrich the learning environment and help students to make choices for the future.”

Lisa Chapieski
Lisa Chapieski District Coordinator Student Options & Opportunities, SD No.37 Delta

“JA designs their programs to help students learn real-life, practical skills such as finance, leadership and owning your own business.  Their programs are age appropriate and designed with experts in the field to help support students with relevant career-life education! Thank you JA!”

David Dickinson
David Dickinson FAST Program & Business Teacher, Rockridge Secondary, SD No.45 West Vancouver

“JABC provides a variety of well designed experiential learning opportunities for students of all ages to develop aptitudes in business, leadership, and financial literacy.”

Farah Jamal
Farah Jamal Business & Career Education, McMath Secondary, SD No. 38 Richmond

“JABC has allowed me to provide my Business and Career Education students with practical and useful information about savings, budgeting, investments, and various careers. My students have found the programs to be engaging, beneficial and informative. Personally, I feel strongly connected with JA because one of my most memorable high school memories was being part of the Company Program. JABC offers students opportunities to be risk-takers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners. “

Martin Runge
Martin RungeCareer Preparation Coordinator & Business & Info Tech CP Dept Head Correlieu Secondary SD No.28 Quesnel
Beverley Shaw
Beverley ShawCareer Education, Mount Elizabeth Secondary, SD No.82 Kitimat

“I really like how JABC connects the students with members of our community and makes the information more “real”.  I think of the expression ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ and believe that hearing advice from an array of individuals enhances their understanding and makes it more meaningful. Also, I have found the booking process seamless, as the organizers have been able to accommodate my scheduling needs every year which makes planning much easier.”

Jennifer Schutz
Jennifer Schutz Business Education, North Surrey Secondary, SD No.36 Surrey

“As a Business Education Teacher, I love how the JA programs and resources are current, relevant, and easy to follow or adapt. Their extensive network of local experts helps me to create wonderful connections to business leaders in my community and provides students with practical, meaningful, and real-life skills and experiences. JABC is professional, relevant, and has a wide range of programs – making it a must-have for every Business Education program!”

Brad Slater
Brad Slater Mount Baker Secondary, SD No.5 Southeast Kootenay