As planning continues for the 2018-19 school year Superintendent/CEO Peter Jory would like to announce the following changes and congratulate all on their new roles and challenges:
• District Principal of Indigenous Education Irene LaBoucane has been chosen the new Superintendent of Schools for Prince Rupert School District. Her position will be filled in the near future.
• Director of Instruction Dianne Ballance has resigned from her current position and, as of August, will be the SD83 District Principal of Student Learning. The SD83 Director of Instruction (Student Learning) position is now being advertised.
• Current District Principal of Student Learning Christine Love will be leaving the district at the end of the school year to take on her new role as Director of Student Services for SD22.
Out in the schools there are also some transfers and additions to the SD83 principal and vice-principal team. Long time Bastion Elementary principal, Isabelle Gervais, will be the new principal at South Canoe with Joel Menzies moving from Ranchero to be the new principal at Bastion Elementary.
Doug Cumming will be moving from M.V. Beattie to Ranchero Elementary with Gene Doray moving to M.V. Beattie from A.L. Fortune.
Scott Anderson will be the new principal at A.L. Fortune with Denise Brown moving from Armstrong Elementary to Len Wood Middle.
Corinne Langston will be the new principal at Armstrong Elementary with newcomers David Wellingham as the new vice-principal at Carlin Elementary Middle and Chris Matheson as the new vice-principal at Shuswap Middle School.
Also, Highland Park Elementary School principal Jodi van der Meer has accepted a position with SD22 as principal of Okanagan Landing Elementary. Rob Ellis will be moving to Highland Park from North Shuswap Elementary.
Paul Rosman will be moving from the vice-principalship at Shuswap Middle School to the principalship at North Shuswap.