Currently, St. John Paul II Academy has one faculty member, Mr. Michel DesLauriers, the Principal. Staffing decisions are expected in the late spring of 2018 as enrolment numbers are finalized and candidate hiring is completed. Watch this space for further updates.
Mr. Michel DesLauriers, Principal
Mr. DesLauriers’ preparatory work as principal got underway 1 September 2017, a full year before the new St. John Paul II Academy will open its doors to welcome the inaugural class of grade 8 students on 5 September 2018.
Active in the promotion of Catholic Education for over 30 years, Mr. DesLauriers served as Principal at St. Thomas More Collegiate in Burnaby prior to being appointed to St. John Paul II Academy. His teaching experience began at St. Thomas More Collegiate in 1981 where he held key positions as a classroom teacher, Athletic Director, Religion Department Head, and Vice-Principal. From 1998 to 2011, he served the community of Vancouver College as Assistant Principal of the Middle School and Co-Campus Minister. He was appointed Principal of St. Thomas More Collegiate in 2011.
In 1981, Mr. DesLauriers graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Recreation Education. In 2011, Mr. DesLauriers was awarded a Masters of Religious Education from St. Mark’s College.
Mr. DesLauriers has made many notable contributions to the Archdiocese of Vancouver as a teacher, parishioner, administrator and highly respected Catholic educator. He and his family are dedicated and actively involved parishioners of St. Bernadette’s Parish in Surrey.