Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory is resigning from SD83 and has accepted a similar position with School District No. 69 Qualicum. The transition will take place on August 1, 2021.
“It has been an absolute honour to serve as the Superintendent/CEO for this critical four-year period of time, and I will leave with countless positive memories of the many great people with whom I worked and associated,” says Jory. He comments the change will allow him to be close to family while living in a community where he and his wife have significant history. “My parents are in their eighties now. It will be incredibly reassuring to be able to be on their doorstep in just over an hour,” he added.
“The Board of Education would like to thank Mr. Jory for the last four years of his leadership. Under his direction, this district has seen numerous improvements including a substantial increase in graduation rates, more choice programming for students, increased focus on new curriculum, and an enhanced communication and education plan. We are confident that his leadership on several other initiatives places our board in a positive position to further our strategic goals. We wish Mr. Jory all the best in his new school district,” comments Board Chair Amanda Krebs.
The Board will now begin a search for a new Superintendent of Schools/CEO. “I will be continuing my work here for the next three months, and assisting the Board with the transition in whatever way I’m needed,” he said.
Jory has been Superintendent since 2017, first working with Official Trustee Mike McKay. During this time of transition for the school district, Jory has provided strong leadership in establishing structures for governance, implemented a new strategic plan and a number of operational plans in support of that, as well as an effective plan for supporting students, families and staff during the pandemic.