David Derpak

David Derpak

Vancouver, British Columbia
Education Consultant, Community And Leadership Expert
David Derpak brings decades of experience, knowledge and a passion for learning and sharing to the companies he works with and the audiences he speaks to. When working with culinary colleges around the globe, with schools, colleges and companies, he provides a complete 'report card' by speaking to students, faculty & industry focusing on what's working, what's not working & what's missing. David Derpak has an incredible award-winning background in education & can provide the chef faculty with incredible tips to be the best teachers they can be. David Derpak assists in creating a curriculum that connects the skills being taught with what the industry needs in real time.
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    David Derpak is an educator and community leader who has spent nearly thirty years motivating students to succeed, particularly among Vancouver’s Aboriginal and inner-city youth.

    In 1982, David Derpak earned a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. He taught at McKim Middle School, Selkirk Secondary School, and Hatzic Secondary School after graduation until 1990. David Derpak spent the next eight years as the vice-principal of four secondary schools in British Columbia.

    David Derpak was promoted to the position of principal in 1998. He was the principal of Vancouver Technical Secondary School for eight years (VTSS). Under Derpak’s leadership, VTSS’s yearly student suspensions decreased from 77 to ten, vandalism costs decreased by two-thirds, overall attendance improved by 41 per cent, and the School was awarded accreditation in 2009.

    the School was awarded Top School in the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards. While principal at Killarney Secondary, he contributed to a fivefold increase in Aboriginal graduation and a fifty-per cent reduction in suspensions.

    After two years as district principal in international education for the Vancouver School Board (VSB), David Derpak has been appointed to the role of principal at Prince of Wales Secondary on Vancouver’s West side. He has worked with the People’s Republic of China on educational reform, touring schools there to present workshops and organize student forums on the Canadian education system. He is also a member of over ten committees for the VSB, including the Aboriginal Learners Committee and the Inner-City Committee.

    David Derpak’s impact extends into charitable work. He is a founding board member for Contributing to the Lives of City Kids, and spearheaded community fundraising for Aboriginal and immigrant families who lost their homes in a fire, raising $35,000 for one of the affected families.

    For his manifold achievements in student success, David Derpak was awarded the Richmond Outstanding Community Award for Outstanding Work with Youth in the Community and was recognized by The Learning Partnership as one of Canada’s outstanding principals in 2010. He was also awarded an eagle feather at VTSS for his work with Aboriginal inner-city students.



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