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ISP Team

Depth of Veteran Leadership with a Fresh Perspective

Balancing Scholastic Principles with Real World Opportunities

The team in The International Student Program has centuries of combined experience with the Canadian educational system. Langley is proud to be recognized as the second longest running International Student Program in BC (2014 marks the 25th Anniversary). The city was initially founded as Fort Langley, a trading post during the 1800’s for the Hudson’s Bay Company, and remains modest of its past successes. It is a gracious community with a pioneer spirit. Langley’s centuries-old legacy of Canadian tradition has built a foundation of trust and limitless possibilities. Recalling the adversity their forefathers overcame as settlers to British Columbia, the descendants of the pioneer citizens of Langley understand the challenges young newcomers face, and are eager to share the experience and tools for future success.

Multi-lingual Team, Multicultural Sensitivities
With dedicated Korean, Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin speaking) and Japanese coordinators on the Homestay staff, the Langley team has the communications and language expertise to welcome the world. Langley understands that different cultures and countries have distinctive end-goals to attend university here vs returning to their home country. Asian countries tend to focus mainly on academic performance while some European and South American countries tend to seek a balanced lifestyle with academic accomplishments.

Award-Winning Teachers
The Langley teaching faculty qualifies for the top five percent in Canada with a specialization in ESL (English Second Language) through training and certification.

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Mark Leiper

Mark has been an educator for over 19 years as a teacher, international student coordinator, and currently a principal of International Programs. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, a Diploma in Education in ESL from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters Degree in Leadership and Administration from the University of Phoenix. > Know More About Mark

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Kim Luteijn

Kim has been in education since 1992. He began his career as a classroom teacher and then eventually moved into alternative education. Over the years, Kim became very involved in participating with the International Student Program activities and leading school trips to international destinations. He has led as a school vice principal for five years.
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Paula Howe

Paula has been an educator since 1990 and has taught elementary, middle and secondary students. After completing a Master’s degree in educational leadership at the University of Victoria, she became a Vice–Principal and Principal in Langley.
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Dee dee Wall

Dee Dee Wall received her B.A. in English Literature at UBC and Accounting Diploma from the Certified General Accountants of British Columbia. She worked for many years in the fields of post-secondary education and healthcare before joining the Langley International Student Program in 2012. > Know More About Dee dee

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Kim McDermand

Kim joined the Langley International Student Program in the fall of 2011. She is a recognized leader known for her excellent client service and community relations. She brings years of experience and skills from the Tourism & Hospitality industry – Passenger client services and marketing Rail Travel. > Know More About Kim

Vivi-Ann Krutz

Vivi-Ann joined the Langley International Student Program in April 2014.
She brings with her 10 years of previous experience as a homestay Coordinator. Her years of experience have given her the opportunity to meet and work with new and returning International students, natural parents, agents, school coordinators and host families. > Know More About Vivi-Ann

Vanessa Sanchez – Erickson

Once an international and homestay student herself, Vanessa earned her Hospitality Management Diploma in Vancouver, BC. Prior to her chosen field in education, Vanessa worked internationally in the hospitality industry for many years. As a “people person” with over six years of experience working with International students (public and private sector). > Know More About Vanessa

Nicole Wormald

Nicole has been with Langley School District since October 2012.
She has worked in several Elementary and Secondary Schools within the District as an Administrative Assistant. She was previously with the International Student Program serving as the Admissions/Registration clerk.> Know More About Nicole

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Mikyung (Miky) Hohng

Miky is our Korean-speaking multi-cultural worker who has been working in the International Student Program for 8 years now. Her role is to act as a liaison between the parents, students and our schools. Miky devotes her time assisting and guiding students, as well as senior students who are applying for post-secondary institutions.
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Bowie Wong

Bowie attends to all the details to ensure parents, students and agents receive the necessary support to work successfully with the Langley School District. Bowie received a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Master Degree in Education from Simon Fraser University. > Know More About Bowie

Fusae Harada

As a Program Assistant Second Language, Fusae’s responsibilities include helping with marketing, corresponding with agents, and helping with short-term study programs> Know More About Fusae

Charlotte Liang

Charlotte has worked in a variety of industries including IT, publishing and finance before she joined the Langley International Student Program. > Know More About Charlotte