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Principal's Message

Welcome to the Abbotsford Virtual School


Service leadership is all about serving others with compassion and intentionality. As the Principal of Abbotsford Virtual School, I am committed to working with our stakeholders to achieve the strategic goals for all students.

I have had the honour and privilege of being an educator for over 20 years. I have a bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics and a bachelor's degree in Education in addition to a master's degree in Educational Technology - all from the University of British Columbia.

With Abbotsford School District, I have served as a  Vice-Principal at Rick Hansen School of Science and Business, as a District Vice-Principal for Digital Literacy and Inquiry, and most recent, as a District-Vice Principal of Curriculum for Blended Learning and Library Services.

Before joining the Abbotsford School District, I worked for the Vancouver School Board as a District Learning Technologies Mentor and, before that, as a Digital Immersion teacher at John Oliver Secondary School.

Leveraging technology for teaching and learning and blended learning strategies comes naturally to me. I have taught in traditional, blended and online learning environments throughout my career. Abbotsford Virtual School is a mixture of all three aimed at providing students with a more personalized learning experience that services their learning needs and I feel in my element here.

I have been afforded the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. I have an uncompromising belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, thoughtful and moral leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and a supportive family. Also, central to my belief is a strong sense of equity and a desire to empower all learners to achieve self-actualization. I am a life-long learner and believer of perpetual improvement in all aspects of life.

With gratitude,
Zhi Su
District Principal