Deborah Simak

As an experienced special education teacher and Administrator, Deborah’s focus has been on changing life outcomes for students with exceptionalities. Deborah has experience teaching students with exceptional learning needs in both segregated and inclusive secondary classrooms as well as holding leadership positions including District Principal of Learning Support Programs and later as Director of Learning Support for the Burnaby School District.   Working in partnership with CBI Consultants, Deborah implemented a comprehensive professional development program for both LSS teachers and EA’s to fully understand Positive Behaviour Support and Customized Employment Training. At the provincial level, Deborah held various positions on the B.C. Council of Administrators for Special Education (BCCASE) for 14 years including President for two years.  Deborah is currently an Educational Advisor with CBI Consultants.

Deborah has a Bachelor of Arts major in Psychology from University of New Brunswick, a Bachelor of Education from University of Alberta and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from University of British Columbia.