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Faculty & Staff



Originally from Alberta, Jim was lured to Vancouver by the beauty and diversity of our city.

Vice Principal

My name is Kerry Handscomb. I started my career in education 17 years ago as a mathematics teacher in Vancouver School District. I have worked in several high schools in Vancouver, as teacher, department head, and administrator.



Social Studies, English

A Toronto native, Tom moved out west after graduating with a B.A. from the University of Toronto. He also holds a B.Ed from UBC and a M.A. from San Diego State University.

Mandarin, Math, Physics

A physicist by training but mathematician at heart, Bell has been with VLN since 2006. During this time, he has taught Math, Calculus, Physics, and recently, Mandarin.

Digital Media, Science

I am an accomplished educator with over 20 years of experience. While I’ve taught a great deal in “brick and mortar” facilities, my focus is now geared towards online instruction.


Brian Taylor has a degree in Mathematics from UBC and an MBA from the University of Illinois.


Information Technology Support

Harsher has been working with VLN since 2001.  He manages the Brightspace Learning Management System and provides technical support.

Learning Materials

A native Vancouverite, Barry comes from a family of proud educators. Often referred to as “Bookroom Barry,” he has been at VLN since 1993. His role is to work with our faculty to supply course materials for students.

Test Supervisor

Margaret has been a Test Supervisor at VLN since 1996. Her role is to manage test coordination, preparation and scheduling. She very much enjoying being part of VLN as she loves to interact and work with faculty, staff and students.