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About dchila

Welcome! My name is Don Chila and I currently am the Vice Principal at M.B. Sanford Elementary in Surrey BC (Canada), and have the privilege of working with over 500 remarkable students. I am constantly inspired by the dedicated and talented staff with which I work. I have taught in Surrey for 20 years, including as a Vice Principal for the past 6 years and am amazed at how quickly this time has flown by. I have worked with a variety of gifted educators and Administrators with each contributing to my own style and talents. I am passionate about doing everything I can to maximize my students learning. The current state of technology is invigorating and I am thrilled at how this is unfolding at Cindrich, our District, and globally. When I first started, the IT department was 2, my Principal was using a Colour Classic, and we soon opened a "state of the art" lab with Mac LC's. Having a 16 year old teen "techie" also enhances my experiences as I have the opportunity to look at learning from his eyes. The maxim " Building a Bridge While Walking on it" truly is where I am and where I strive to stay as a life-long learner.

The Square Peg

The square peg. It doesn’t fit very well into a round hole but I was reminded of this analogy the other day when thinking of our education system. Growing up, I remember vividly those teachers that I connected with. I … Continue reading

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To Blog or Not to Blog … That is the Question!

Welcome to the first of what will be regular posts describing the use of  iPads at Cindrich Elementary.  Over the past months a remarkable journey has been unfolding at Cindrich.  We have moved from a site struggling with older technology (albeit … Continue reading

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