All of our PACE instructors are TRB certified with a Bachelor of Education, currently employed at Pacific Academy, or highly certified within their specific field of expertise. We are very proud of our PACE staff!
Ms. Cara Moore is a multi-talented teacher with a B.A. in History, TESL Linguistics diploma and B.Ed. specializing in Visual Arts and French. She is a BC Certified teacher and has been working with students from Kindergarten to grade 12 both in Canada and around the world. Cara has worked with Pacific Academy in various capacities since 2002 and has taught a variety of art courses for PACE summer camps each year since 2011. She is passionate about art of all kinds including painting, sculpting, mosaics, creating pictures using batik fabrics, fashion design and sells some of her fabric art from her tiny quiet town in Northern BC.
Sue Wright has 8 years of experience teaching Musical Theatre with the City of Surrey, and has been a music teacher for over 38 years.
Chris Wandura/Sir Angus McWandzura
Sir Angus McWandzura has a degree in kinesiology and Battlegames from the University of Scotland. He has been leading Battlegames for over 7 years at PACE. Chris Wandzura is currently a teacher at Pacific Academy.
Rachael is a certified teacher specializing in the creative arts and outdoor education. Her passions include theatre, baking and playing sports!
Evelyn Ford has been the computer instructor at Pacific Academy’s Intermediate School for 17 years. She looks forward to her 13th summer working with children at PACE. Evelyn is a professional photographer and has enjoyed membership with the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). Her work may be viewed at www.evelynfordphotography.com
Jody Wandzura has coached basketball for over 25 years and for over 15 different clubs and organizations. She has the skills and ability to help athletes take their skills to the next level. She is currently teaching PE in the Pacific Academy Middle School.
Rachel Poon has taught Fun in the Sun for the past 3 years, and has worked many years as a camp counsellor. She currently teaches Grade 3 at Pacific Academy.
Adrienne Blas is currently at SFU completing her degree to become an elementary teacher and has a huge passion for photography, working with children, and teaching new skills. She is a wedding videographer and has filmed several local school and church events as well as worked at a non-profit organization that taught immigrant youth videography skills and helped them produce their own films. She has taken numerous film and photography classes at Pacific Academy and Simon Fraser University and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and passion with her students.
Mrs. Bakken is a grade five teacher at Pacific Academy who enjoys badminton and some friendly competition.
Alanna Banta has been the media T.A. at Pacific Academy for the past 4 years and is now teaching media in the MS and HS. She has been involved in the digital arts for almost 10 years and loves combining this passion with teaching, especially when it comes to technology! She is excited to help PACE students make some amazing creations this summer!
Riley Dueck has seven years of volleyball playing experience, and has been coaching volleyball for eight years and loves teaching volleyball to young students. He is no stranger to PACE, as he worked for the program for 5 years. He currently teaches at Pacific Academy.
Laura Couture is a recent Pacific Academy graduate who will be attending Trinity Western University in the fall. She has been working with the summer PACE team for the past three years. Her love of children, sense of fun, organizational, and leadership skills make her an ideal instructor for sports camps! Laura has been involved in a multitude of sports since a young age and has achieved Provincial medals in both soccer and volleyball. She has won many awards including, sportsmanship, MVP, and all-star awards in both school and club sports. Laura has coached as part of PACE After School program for the past four years in soccer, volleyball, and basketball. She has her “FUNdamentals of Coaching,” certification and she is First-Aid Certified. Laura is super excited for another great summer at PACE!
Erica is an instructor with a company called kidsfortech. We have been engaged in robot education for 8 years. We have a complete textbook of robotics courses for 6 years and lecture content PPT for teachers. Visit https://www.kidsfortech.com/
Teresa holds an education degree and is a grade 1 teacher at Pacific Academy. She also holds a Child and Youth Care degree as well as being ECE Certified. She loves making learning fun through games, rhymes, and interactive activities for all ages. She has 2 years’ experience teaching English as a second language and believes that through language and communication children explore and learn more about their world and themselves.
Linda is currently in her 11th year of teaching. After having completed my B. Ed. At TWU in 2007, she started her career teaching K-7 in Scotland until 2013, when she came to teach back here in Canada, at PA. She has spent most of her classroom time committed to the younger grades, but likes working with older grades too. Art is one of her very favorite subjects to teach, so this is her way to spread the joy!
Nimmi is currently teaching at Pacific Academy as the Culinary Arts teacher and is a Red Seal certified Chef.
Sandeep Butter is currently attending University of the Fraser Valley working her way to become a teacher. She has played a variety of sport from volleyball to rugby for over 8 years. While in high school she started volunteering as a basketball coach and has been doing it ever since in both schools and camps for all age groups. As a coach she has learned that every student is gifted in some area of the sport and her job is to make sure they develop that area to ensure every student contributes to the team. She currently works at Pacific Academy as an EA.