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Governance and Leadership


As an independent school, Southpointe Academy is a not-for-profit organization, existing under the Societies Act of British Columbia. Registered as the Tsawwassen Independent School Society (“the Society”), the school is governed by a volunteer Board of Governors. The Board’s mission is to support the mission of the school by taking viability-focused action on behalf of the next generation of students.


Kelly Bahi, Chair
Janette Pantry, Vice Chair
James Leung, Treasurer
Jonathan Jeske, Secretary
Daphne Hodgins
Sokhie Puar
Shawn Sangha
Bob Semple
Rocky Sethi
Rob Taylor
Jessica Whyte
Gordon MacIntyre, Head of School (ex officio)

Southpointe’s Board of Governors is responsible for developing and executing our Strategic Plan and hold a fiduciary responsibility for the financial management of the school. The Board supports and collaborates with the Head of School and the Leadership Team to advance policy direction, ensuring that the School meets its strategic objectives. As outlined in our Strategic Plan, the Board’s work is guided by the following key pillars:

Southpointe Board of Governors Organizational Chart

Much of the work in achieving our goals is done by committees of the Board. Committee members can include Governors, staff members and non-Board members, as appropriate. The following Committees meet regularly, report their activity to the Board, and make recommendations to the Board for approval:

  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Advancement Committee
  • Head Support & Evaluation Committee
  • Risk Management Committee
  • Buildings and Grounds Committee
  • Ad hoc committees may also be struck, as needed

The Board meets regularly between September and June.


Our mission at Southpointe Academy is to involve, instruct and inspire our students to learn, lead and succeed. Our Senior Management Team channels decades of experience at K-12 schools in Canada, the US and abroad to accomplish this mission; they serve as the infrastructure connecting all departments with the Head of School.

Head of School: Gordon MacIntyre
Director of Finance and Operations: Mino Padda
Director of Admissions: Tobin Hammerberg
Director of Advancement: Stacey Kahn
Senior School Principal (Grade 10-12): Gordon Cogan
Middle School Principal (Grade 6-9): Cori Kusel
Junior School Programme Director (Grade K-5): Coralie MacIntyre
Director of Technology: Vincent Jansen
Human Resources Coordinator: Onieka Brown
Events & Facilities Manager: Vicki Dodwell

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