Our Team


 

 

 

 

 

MR. MICHAEL FRANKOWSKI

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR

MS. CRYSTAL TANFARA

VICE PRINCIPAL

AMANDA BURKHOLDER

HOMESTAY MANAGER

Michael oversees the International Programs Department and is responsible for the global marketing of West Vancouver School District. He frequently visits East Asia, Europe, Latin America, and South-east Asia to recruit the best international students to West Vancouver. He has specialized in international education at both the university and K-12 level for the past 13 years and has worked in public education in British Columbia since 1997. As our Vice Principal, Crystal ensures our international students’ academic, social, and cultural success while enrolled in West Vancouver International Programs. Her background as a teacher, Counsellor, and administrator allows us to deliver superior programs for our international students. The International Programs office operates an in-house homestay program, and Amanda manages our Homestay Coordinators and homestay families. Knowing that the Canadian home where a student lives is important to their comfort and success in while studying in West Vancouver, she recruits and trains families to meet the high standards set out by the provincial government.

MS. YVONNE XIAN

MULTICULTURAL WORKER

MS. DONA WANG

OFFICE ASSISTANT

MS. HEE JEUNG KONG

RECEPTIONIST

Yvonne looks out for our students’ success by supporting them in their cultural and academic transition to the Canadian classroom. Working in concert with Crystal Tanfara and school counsellors, she meets with students at their school to ensure that their needs are met. Well-versed in serving multicultural clients, Yvonne is  fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. As our Office Assistant, Dona is responsible for ensuring students have all the needed documentation to support their admission and continued studies. She also handles the medical insurance portfolio for students. She has worked in the West Vancouver School District for the past eight years. Dona is fluent in Mandarin. Hee Jeung joined our team as the Receptionist in June 2014. She handles front-line enquiries and helps process applications and permit renewals. She is fluent in Korean and has worked with West Vancouver students in the capacity as a SWIS worker for over three years.