Darcy graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1997 and started teaching in the Abbotsford School District. He moved to the Okanagan in 1999 and has worked in School District No. 67 since.
Darcy has worked as a teacher and administrator at both the Elementary and Middle School levels. In 2004, he completed his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Calgary.
It is Darcy’s first foray into International Education, but he is looking forward to showcasing the beautiful Okanagan Valley and is committed to giving students a fantastic experience while in School District No. 67. Darcy looks forward to growing the International Program while maintaining a close connection to the students under his care.
Amber was born and raised in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Her love for students and working within a School District started when she became a secretary of an elementary school with School District 33 in 2013. In 2021, Amber and her family (husband, daughter and two dogs) moved to the beautiful Okanagan where she was able to continue her passion with School District 67. Amber experienced a few different schools and departments before landing in her home of the Administrative Assistant of the International Student Program. Amber brings her positive energy and love for learning to the International Student Program and is excited to assist students to “come live, laugh, and learn in the beautiful Okanagan!”
Being fairly new to the area, Amber and her family love exploring the South Okanagan. They enjoy hiking and camping with their two dogs and spending afternoons swimming at the beach.
Gina relocated to the sunny Okanagan a few years ago with her husband Gord. Gina worked for the Vancouver and Coquitlam School Districts before continuing her career with SD67. Her many years in the educational industry were spent working with adult learners and newcomers to Canada.
During her time in Coquitlam, Gina returned to post-secondary where she obtained her Career Development Practitioner Diploma which allowed her to become a career counsellor at Riverside Secondary for high school students in Port Coquitlam until relocating to Penticton. Gina helped many high school students with plans for their future, whether it be attending post-secondary, starting a trade school or directly entering the work force. She brings a wealth of information to complement our International Homestay Program.
Gina and her husband are proud parents of 2 lovely young ladies – their eldest daughter is now a community coordinator for the Special Olympics of BC, and their youngest daughter is a 2 time Olympian in the sport of gymnastics. Both girls have recently graduated from university and one lives in Vancouver, and the other in Calgary. Gina has a passion for helping young people achieve their goals and live their dreams. She and her family frequently enjoy the South Okanagan summers together in their home, on their boat, and at the surrounding wineries!