The Board of Education is pleased to announce that, following an extensive search process, Mrs. Donna Kriger has been appointed as Superintendent/CEO of Schools, effective August 1, 2021.
With 14 years administrative experience at the school and district level, coupled with extensive experience working with school-based administrative teams, teachers, support staff, students and First Nations, Mrs. Kriger brings a wide variety of skills and experiences to her new role. She has held portfolios in distributed learning, improving graduation rates, revising secondary assessment practices, comprehensive school community health, Indigenous education and has worked tirelessly in supporting both student and staff mental health and well-being.
Mrs. Kriger currently serves as the Deputy Director in the Good Spirit School Division #204 located in east central Saskatchewan. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Calgary.
Donna and her husband Walden have two daughters, Rebecca and Sarah. Rebecca is a registered Dietitian who also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Science Education while her husband Shawn is an Electrical Engineering Technologist, currently working for Sask Power. They live in Regina, Saskatchewan. Sarah is a Registered Nurse working in Golden, B.C. and is currently working toward a specialty in Neonatal Intensive Care. Her partner Bowen is a mechanic for CP Rail. Donna’s husband, Walden runs a mixed grain and cattle farm just outside of Yorkton, Saskatchewan where they currently reside.
Donna noted that in accepting this appointment she is looking forward to building relationships with staff, students, families, and the community members within School District 83. She considers herself to be student-centered and committed to affording students across the district with equitable opportunities within the communities in which they reside. She is passionate about listening to the voices of Indigenous Peoples and committed to be bringing about transformative change as the district continues its journey toward Truth and Reconciliation.
Donna has indicated that her guiding principle throughout her career has been “Students Come First” and she is determined to keep this philosophy front and centre during her tenure in School District 83.
Amanda Krebs, Board Chairperson, stated “In selecting Mrs. Kriger as our Superintendent/CEO, our Board of Education recognized her fit for our district, as identified in the candidate profile. Her passion and commitment, along with her ability to make personal connections was very evident over the two days of interviewing. As an experienced and skilled leader, Donna will build strong relationships within the district and with communities and stakeholders. The Board is confident in Donna’s ability to capitalize on the close-knit educational community within the school district to the benefit of students and their success.”
The entire Board extends its sincere gratitude to the staff, administrators and partners who contributed to the recruitment process, including building the candidate profile and participating in interviews. The insights provided were very helpful and the Board wishes to thank each participant for their time and valuable input.