Sarah Dalzell


  • 2016 Royal Roads University: MA Educational Leadership & Management
  • 2013 University of British Columbia: BEd –  Social and Emotional Cohort (Elem)
  • 2012 University of British Columbia – Okanagan (UBCO)  BA : Geography
  • 2008 Frank Hurt Secondary:  First Division Honors, Co-Valedictorian


  • 2016 Certified Standard First aid/CPRC/AED (Updated August 2016)
  • 2016 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training


2016 – Present University of British Columbia Residence Life Manager

  • Work alongside a team of 8 Residence Life Managers to support UBC Residence that houses over 11,000 students
  • Directly Manage a team of 16 Para Professional Staff

Surrey School District

  • 2014-2016 District Intensive Literacy Program gr. 6/7 & gr. 4/5/6
  • 2013/14 Grade 5/6/7 French, Primary Learning Support Teacher, 3/4 Late Literacy Intervention

Jan 2009 –April 2012: UBC-O Residence Life – Senior Advisor

  • Supervised a staff team of 6, completed performance evaluations, interviewed & trained new RA staff
  • Enforced residence contract to 1700 students within UBCO Residence
  • Designed and implemented programs based on student needs, to enhance university experience and build community.
  • Represented UBCO “Rez Life” at regional & international conferences

June-Aug 2008-2012: YMCA Camp Counselor/Supervisor & Global Supervisor

  • Supervised up to 9 staff & 6 specialty camps (fine arts, dance, Sports, basketball, youth adventure and science & lego)
  • Created and implemented behavioral contracts.
  • Consistently communicated with parents to ensure their comfort & discuss concerns or questions.
  • Provided a safe space that fosters healthy competition and personal growth of staff and children.
  • Acted as a ‘big sister’ for many of the children, and mentor for my staff.

Professional Development 

  • Terry Small Workshop
  • BCTF New Teacher Conference – Presenter “No Stress – Social and Emotional Learning in the classroom”
  • BCTF Leadership Conference – Facilitator
  • DENapalooze – Presenter “No Stress: A living Motto”
  • BCTF Classroom Management in the Age of Social Media (Workshop Writer/Co Developer)
  • BCTF Social Media Facilitator Training
  • Discover Education Ambassador
  • “Digital Learning Series” – Presenter “No Stress: A living Motto”
  • “Ignite a Dream” – Presenter “No Stress: A Living Motto”
  • Critical Thinking Dinner Series
  • Integrative Learning Design EdCamp
  • “Reading Intervention”
  • “Daily 5 Workshop” (Literacy Program)
  • Advanced Health and Safety Committee Training
  • “Digital Learning Series”
  • EDcamp 36
  • Self Regulation (Shanker & McKay )
  • ConnectEd Canada (Calgary School District)
  • Mind up (UBC Molly Lawford)
  • BCTC New teachers Conference
    • Project Heart (indigenous edu.)
    • Managing Stress in School Aged Children – Building Resilience
    • Strategies for Discussing Controversial Issues
    • Teaching Models for Sustainability “Be the Change – Earth Alliance”
    • Socializing Justice: Taking Action on Racism
    • Professional Development – Giving Purpose to PRO D
  • Garden Based Learning Workshop Series  (UBC) (
  • Discovery Education Pro-D Session (Bear Creek Elementary, Dean Shareski & Diana Williams)
  • Student Resilience (UBC SEL –  Roxanne Jones)
  • Restitution (Diane Gossen)
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Classroom Management (UBC)
  • “Get Outdoors” (STA)
  • “SD 36 Bloggers Dinner” (George Couros KeyNote)
  • NCCP Level 2 Coaching Certificate Training (Volleyball Specific)

Personal Achievements 

  • 2013 UBC Dean of Education Scholarship (Exemplary Coursework & Practicum)
  • 2013 UBC “Outstanding Practicum Award”
  • 2011 UBC-O Blue and Gold Service Award  (Recognition of community and campus service & leadership)
  • 2008 Dogwood Musical Scholarship (Musical Excellence)
  • 2008 Jesse Cadman Scholarship (Well Rounded Individual)
  • 2008 Surrey Lions Club Scholarship (Recognition for Community Service)

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