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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Superintendent of Schools

Patricia Gartland  -  CEO/Superintendent of Schools

Ms. Patricia Gartland has been Superintendent of Schools for School Distinct No. 43 (Coquitlam) since 2014 and is responsible for overseeing B.C.'s third largest school district with over 32,000 students and 4,000 employees in over 70 schools and facilities.

Ms. Gartland attended school in Coquitlam and graduated from Centennial Secondary School.  During her career Patricia has filled a variety of roles as French Immersion teacher, Teacher-Librarian, Program Coordinator, K-12 School Administrator, District Principal, and Director of Instruction, among several other senior leadership roles leading to her present role as Superintendent.

Ms. Gartland has also served a leadership role in School District 43 as the Assistant Superintendent – International Education.  Over a decade ago, she instituted what has become one of the most successful revenue generating International Education Programs in B.C. through the implementation of her vision for the internationalization of the school district and its communities – "guiding global citizens, becoming tomorrow's leaders." 

Ms. Gartland holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature from UBC, a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from SFU, and a proficiency in several languages. She has earned the accolades of her many colleagues and peers including being presented with the BCCIE Distinguished Leadership Award in 2012.

Ms. Gartland is committed to committed to team work and collaboration with district staff and community partners to ensure achieve personal, social and career success for all students within the school district. 

Specific areas of responsibility:

  • Student welfare
  • Educational leadership
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Personnel management
  • Policy/Administrative Procedures
  • Superintendent/Board relations
  • Planning and reporting
  • Organizational management

 

 

Contact the Superintendent
Barb Simonovic, Executive Assistant 
Tel: 604-939-9201
Email: bsimonovic@sd43.bc.ca

 

  
Letter from the Superintendent
SD43 Extreme Inclement Weather Update
Season's Greetings - Dec. 2016
Welcome Back Letter - Sept. 2016
Season's Greetings - Dec. 2015
Redesigned Curriculum Letter - Nov. 2015
Welcome Back Letter - Sept. 2015
Superintendent's Letter - Jan. 2015

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828