Trish Kolber is a lifelong learner of English, French, and Spanish. After earning degrees in French, Linguistics, and Secondary Education from l’Université du Québec and l’Université de Montréal, she taught French, French Immersion, Spanish, and English as an Additional Language (EAL) for 30 years. Since 2019, she has been a Modern Language Consultant supporting teaching, learning, and programming for teachers of French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese in the Vancouver School Board. During that time, she also earned her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.

Since 2003, Trish has worked in various capacities with the Fédération des parents francophones de la Colombie-Britannique, le Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, and the BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages. Her advocacy with members of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, the Senate Standing Committee on Official Languages, Canadian Parents for French, British Columbia Language Coordination Association, and Canadian Heritage prepared her to join the like-minded Directors at CASLT. She looks forward to promoting CASLT’s many exciting projects and initiatives.


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