Patricia Gartland – Chief Executive Officer/Superintendent of Schools, School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Patricia Gartland is being recognized for her tireless work as an advocate for internationalization in BC’s public K-12 sector. From her founding of Coquitlam School District’s International Education program in 1999 and leading it to become the largest and most successful international student program in K-12 in Canada to taking on leadership roles with the International Public Schools Education Association (IPSEA), Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I), British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), and the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE), her dedication to International Education has had an indelible impact on students from around the world.
We at Canada International Student Magazine congratulate Patricia Gartland for making a difference in supporting International Education for International Students.