MATT REDMOND | DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Combining passion for a subject with the right person to inspire and educate is key. Matt’s personal education has been full of those connections, and he strives to provide that same experience to the students at Centre for Arts and Technology.
It would be fair to say that Matt has been around education his entire life. While completing his Masters’ Degree at the University of Victoria, Matt was given the opportunity to teach aspiring students the intricacies of Humanities. It was at this time that he became inspired by providing the education he had so cherished throughout his life.
Upon graduating, Matt took up a teaching role with a private K-12 school in North Vancouver, quickly progressing up the ladder, landing roles as Curriculum Developer, Faculty Manager, and eventually, Principal. Matt loves to be an inspirational and memorable part of a student’s education, and found that this venue provided an exceptional environment to make a difference.
Returning to his Okanagan roots, Matt jumped back into higher education with his role at Centre for Arts and Technology. Over the years, he has cultivated a strong educational team that continues to deliver exceptional education. His goal at the Centre is to take a holistic approach to education, helping students reach their personal and professional goals.
When he’s not at the college, he is a family man, heavily involved in his kids’ passion for soccer.
PAT BATES | PROGRAM CONSULTANT
Pat has been in the Early Childhood Education field for 35 years and her passion and love for Early Childhood Education has driven her to continue to find ways to improve quality care for young children.
Throughout those 35 years Pat has worked in childcare, owned and operated a successful licensed preschool, and has been teaching in, and developing curriculum for, Early Childhood Education programs at the college level for the past 24 years.
With a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Pat is also A.M.I. Montessori certified, has a Professional Instructor Certification and sits on the Provincial Early Childhood Education Articulation Committee.
Pat has been Head of the ECE Department at Stenberg College for the past 10 and a half years and continues to encourage passion for the ECE field in students as she guides them towards becoming dedicated quality educators of young children. Pat now serves as a Program Consultant to the CAT ECE Program.
Pat is married and has two sons, ages 28 and 31, the oldest is recently married so Pat is also hopeful she will be a “Grandma” sometime in the not-too-distant future.