Patricia Gartland – International Education Lifetime Achievement Award 2021

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