Pearmain, Mark

Job Title

Superintendent / CEO


North Vancouver School District

EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

MEd, 2002


Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL)


North Vancouver, BC, Canada

As Superintendent/CEO for the North Vancouver School District, Mark oversees 34 schools, including 25 elementary schools, 7 secondary schools, the Distributed / Online Learning School and K to 12 Outdoor School at Cheakamus Centre. Over 18,000 students and staff comprise this diverse and highly successful school district focused on inspiring success for every student and bringing communities together to learn, share and grow. Mark’s core values of respect, integrity, collaboration and communication manifest themselves through a transparent leadership style that empowers others to lead, innovate and attain their full potential. His strong belief in the concept of “challenge up – empower down” has allowed him to work successfully with all stakeholder groups and create a positive organizational culture. His 26-year career in public education has seen him progress from secondary school history teacher, vice-principal, principal, district principal and director of instruction roles with the Vancouver School Board to assistant superintendent and now, Superintendent/CEO at the North Vancouver School District, a position he has held since 2016. Mark currently serves as Chair of the Board for Focused Education Resources and is a board member on the BC Digital Services Board.