Daniel M. L. To, Ed.D.

Part-time Instructor of Leadership

In addition to being an Instructor at Trinity Western University, I am the district representative for Mental Health and Wellness Programming in the Surrey School District. I also serve on Interagency/ Intergovernmental Committees for programs dealing with students with mental health issues and oversee programs for youth at risk, vulnerable youth, students with mental health issues, and Summer Learning.

Most importantly, I am the proud father of two awesome kids and have the best life partner anyone could ever have.

Doctorate in Education, Leadership, Simon Fraser University

Masters of Education, Curriculum, University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Education, Social Justice, University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of British Columbia


  • Curricular Leadership and Instruction
  • School Culture and Identity
  • Student / Families’ Membership and Engagement in School
  • Mental Health and Wellness in Education
  • At Risk and Vulnerable Youth Programming

Recent Publications

Doctoral Thesis (Simon Fraser University, 2017)

Parental Support for Students Who Participate in High School Athletics: An Exploration of the Perceived Influence of Parents and Its Effect on Student Self-Efficacy and Academic Success

Link to thesis here

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Surrey Principal’s and Vice Principals
  • British Columbia Principals and Vice Principals Association
  • British Columbia School Superintendents Association

LDRS 662 OL - Culturally Inclusive Teaching and Learning