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Learning Innovation Network Coquitlam:  Site Overviews & Organizational Chart
Program Overview: LINC
Program Overview: Literacy Foundations
Program Overview: HSC
Program Overview: COL
Program Overview: Summer Learning
Program Overview: Business Careers Job Skills
Human Resources
Emergency Procedures
FAQ – General

Learning Innovation Network Coquitlam:  Site Overviews
Where & Who
Site Clerical Supervisor Site Notes
Montgomery Anita (Head Secretary) & Others Mike McGlenen (District Principal)
Murray Peters (Principal)
Dept. Head:  Cherie Layne
LINC Coordinator:  Jo-Ann Dykstra
CLOC Celina Wong, Doreen Lozynyc, Pauline Chau David Mushens (Vice Principal)
Wally Sawchuk (Night School Supervisor)
Open M-Th 10-2 and 4-9;  Fri 10-2
Get guest parking pass and instructions from clerical
Dept. Head:  Marg Koetsier
Gleneagle Marie Lee Dave Matheson & Doug Maclean (Night School Supervisors) Park in main lot.  Foundations classes start at 6:10, so arrive before 6 to get a parking spot.
Millside Emmie Varley, Domenica Borrelli, Rebecca Tipper
Dave Truss (Principal)  
Vanier Centre   Contact Mike McGlenen (District Principal) or Murray Peters (Principal) if needed 604-936-4261.
Encompass Principal Lisa Dube might also be able to assist
Parking available behind school (off Haversley)
Coquitlam Town Ctr Library / Terry Fox Library None Contact Mike McGlenen (District Principal) or Murray Peters (Principal) if needed 604-936-4261 Front counter librarians will tell you how to find your room
LINC Organizational Chart

2. Program Information & Descriptions:

Program Overview:  Business, Careers, and Job Skills

Program Overview:  Coquitlam Open Learning

Program Overview:  High School Credit

Program Overview:  Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Program Overview:  Literacy Foundations

Program Overview: Summer Learning
  • Murray Peters, Principal:  All aspects
  • Anita Carmichael, Head Secretary:  Clerical processes and assignments
  • Data Lead Hand
SD43’s Summer Learning program annually enrols over 6000 students from Grades 1 to 12 in over 250 courses over 14 locations.
Summer courses are funded by the Ministry of Education’s targeted Summer Learning funds;  there is no financial burden placed on the district’s school year K-12/Continuing Ed funds.
Summer courses fall into several categories:
Elementary and Middle (Gr 1-8) Skill Building:  three week, half-day (morning only) non-credit courses designed to give students more time in a subject area or to provide a chance to preview a subject area.
Secondary (Gr 8-10) Skill Building: three week, half-day (morning or afternoon) non-credit courses designed to give students more time in a subject area or to provide a chance to preview a subject area.
Secondary (Gr 9-10) Remedial: half-day (morning or afternoon) for students who were unsuccessful (40-49%) during the school year and are being given the opportunity to receive credit (passing grade) for the course by attending Summer Learning. (Registration is by referral only)
Advanced Credit (Gr 10-12): six week, half-day (morning or afternoon) full-credit courses in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Sciences and Social Studies. 
Fast Track (Gr 10-12): six week, half-day (morning or afternoon) full-credit courses in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Sciences and Social Studies.  Fast Track courses follow a blended learning model:  two weekly face-to--face sessions and three days of online work.
Elementary and Middle school sites’ “Summer Principals” are CPVPA principals and vice principals.  Secondary sites are run by either CPVPA principals/vice principals of teachers with extensive summer teaching experience.  Teachers are hired for these roles in February/March. 
Continuing Education support the public with registration throughout the spring.  Summer sites are assigned clerical staff from Continuing Education permanent and casual clerical personnel as well as K-12 casual clerical as needed.
Student registration begins with pre-registration referrals from the SWIS team (settlement workers), enabling newly arrived students to have access to summer learning classes.  Public registration occurs from late April to early July.  Any student with BC residency (SD43 or outside the district) can enrol tuition free.  Secondary courses require a $100 course deposit.  International students can enrol pending payment of tuition, which aligns with the district’s International Education department. Students with low incidence IEPs are identified during registration and additional information (e.g., IEPs) is gathered for these students.  During the program these students are provided with additional supports including a written Summer Learning Plan (written in the spring by teacher coordinators) and in some cases EA supports.  EA’s positions are posted in early April and finalized in late May.
Teacher applications are accepted during the month of January, with all hiring completed by mid-April.  Returning applicants are reference checked and in some cases interviewed.  New applicants are reference checked, screened, and interviewed.  Out of district applicants are accepted, pending the above process as well as a Criminal Record Check.  Job offers are issued subject to no issues re TRB status and course enrolment.
Summer teachers are hired as temporary contract teachers for the summer, paid at a provincial arbitrated rate of category 5 step 0.  Their contract includes 5% prep time which is provided on the day prior to commencement of instruction.  Summer pay is equalized over the three or six weeks of their assignment.
Summer teachers are expected to plan their classes in alignment with BC curriculum;  a course outline is required by the end of the first week of their program.  Teachers are expected to instruct and supervise students for the entire duration of their assigned daily hours.  Accommodations and paperwork to support students with IEP’s or English Language Learners are also expected.  An “audit file” is submitted by each teacher that includes a course outline, work sample (marked) from each student, evidence of support for each ELL student, and marks book.  Student Services teachers submit an updated Summer Learning Plan outlining supports that were provided during the course.  Other expectations include communications with parents, daily attendance and progress reporting.  All summer teachers are invited to attend a July staff party/celebration.
Summer site clerical are expected to work under the site principal’s direction to support student registration, transfers, attendance recording and follow-up, teacher audit file preparation, and other assigned tasks.
Public website:
Staff only website:
Summer teacher site:

2. Human Resources
Quick Links:
SD43 Human Resources site
Who to Call in HR: 
CE Staff Portal:
  1. Continuing Education teachers:
Contract Teachers:
CE teachers should familiarize themselves with language in the CTA Collective Agreement regarding working conditions, supervision, staffing, and hours of work.
  1. CE Teacher Absences:
Instructions on how to log an absence are on our CE Staff Portal under announcements at
All absences other than Illness/Medical Disability require an LOA form to be completed by the teacher and scanned/submitted to the administration for their signature.  Please do this at the same time you request a TTOC.  The LOA form is available on our CE Staff Portal under documents at
CE Teachers should refer to the CTA Collective Agreement for information about types of paid, partially paid, and unpaid leaves.
  1. Staffing AssignmentsCE teachers under contract are assigned hours for each school year, which dates July 1st to June 30th.   A full time teacher is assigned 1000 hours. 
    The staffing process includes:
  • Postings for continuing contract hours are put out throughout the year as new work becomes available
  • Postings for temporary contract hours are put out throughout the year as work becomes available due to “until further notice” teacher absences
  • All postings are open for one week.  Interviewing and selection follow shortly after a posting closes
  • Spring staffing planning:
    • Teachers are invited to submit their qualifications, suggestions, and preferred assignments for the upcoming school year.
    • Administration reply to each individual teacher with a draft assignment and invitation to consult further if desired.  Admin must consider factors such as:
      • Total number of contract hours to be assigned
      • Program needs, including number of course sections to staff, course sections to be added/deleted
      • Teacher qualifications and, where possible, teacher preferences
    • The process for layoffs, if required, is outlined in the CTA Collective Agreement.  
  1. TTOC’s
Qualified applicants are screened for CE TTOC positions through a process of reference checks and interviews.  Once recommended for hire, applicants are sent from HR several forms and orientation documents to complete, including a Criminal Record Check.  TTOCs’ rate of pay is determined by transfer of experience credit and education. TTOC’s pay rate is capped at category 5 step 8.
TTOCs must be eligible to teach adults in LINC, Literacy Foundations, and/or High School Credit.  TTOCs submit their schedules of availability (days/times) to Continuing Education administration.  TTOC assignments are filled via the dispatch procedures from clerical staff at Montgomery Centre.  TTOC pay is included in the district’s bi-weekly payroll timeline. 
TTOCs are expected to:
1.            Understand that our students are adults, please place a premium on “customer service”.  We treat our students with respect and empathy.
2.            Arrival early and definitely on time, check in at office upon arrival
3.            Follow lesson notes from the teacher, at end of the class write notes to the teacher (email directly or give to supervisor/clerical to pass along).  Please refer to the attached overview of our three CE program areas (Foundations, LINC, High School Credit).
4.            Take attendance in InfoPro (see attached).  If the system isn’t working take a manual attendance (get class list from clerical).
5.            Improvise and use your best judgement as to planning your lesson.  You will find the other teachers on site extremely helpful, connect with them as needed. In the rare instance the teacher has not been able to pass along lesson notes/plans, you will find the students willing to share with you what they did last class.  Please
6.            Leave notes for the teacher about how the class went, any concerns, what was covered etc.  Email these directly to the teacher or feel free to send them to me to forward to the teacher.
CE TTOCs have staff-only access to the CE Staff Portal.
This includes under Documents the Foundations, LINC, and HSC Sharing Centres that include instruction, assessment, reporting, and attendance resources.
  1. CLC, Inquiry Hub, and COL teachers

3. Emergency Procedures

4. Program Resources

5. FAQ

6. Site Specific Info
  Montgomery Centre