David Walden's Bio

I have been a resident of the Pemberton Valley since 1967, when I came from Australia to teach at Signal Hill Elementary, and have been involved in education ever since. I am married and have two adult children, both of whom also reside in Pemberton.


I earned a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of British Columbia and a Master of Arts Degree (Education) at San Diego State University. I belong to a family of teachers. My father and brother were teachers, and my daughter is a teacher at Pemberton Secondary.

I was the Vice Principal at Signal Hill from the mid 1970’s until my retirement in 2000. Since then I have spent most of my time working as a Teacher Teaching on Call. I also have experience as a SD48 School Trustee, having previously served on the Board for six years, from 2006 to 2011. For four of those years I was Board Chair.


I believe that it is the responsibility of society to provide an inclusive, quality, public education system for all children in our communities. I have dedicated over half of a century to School District No.48 (Sea to Sky), working towards ensuring that our students benefit from a safe, equitable school experience. I will continue to advocate for an educational system that provides for all of our diverse needs, and promotes the overall well-being of our youth.