Chris van der Mark

Chris van der Mark has 22 years experience in BC’s k-12 sector. Chris was raised just outside of Vancouver, but has spent his entire educational career in northern, rural BC. An early highlight was spending 10 years as teacher, vice principal, and principal in the Hazeltons, a predominantly First Nations community with a rich culture and history. Chris has been the Superintendent of Schools in the Bulkley Valley School District for the past 6 years and is currently the Vice President of the British Columbia Superintendent’s Association. Chris is known for being a strong advocate of students and has presented at provincial conferences on topics ranging from Effective Board Governance to Systems Planning to Change and Innovation in Education. Chris and his wife, Cathy enjoy time with Harvey (their puppy). He spends his spare time coaching high school basketball or fishing.