Whyte Ridge School
The Board of Trustees of Pembina Trails School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Brewster as interim vice-principal of Whyte Ridge School effective October 16, 2017.
Mr. Brewster holds both a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Physical Education and is currently the divisional Physical Education and Health consultant. Through his role as a consultant, he has created many opportunities for students and teachers to become engaged in a number of family of school, athletic association and/or divisional events. Geoff was an integral part of our Trans Canada Trail Relay this past May. His meticulous planning and organizational skills attributed to such a smooth and successful event.
Geoff got his start in education as an early years physical education teacher. He has spent the last seventeen years proudly working in the Pembina Trails School Division where he has gained a wide range of educational leadership experiences.
Mr. Brewster believes in creating an inclusive and engaging school culture where children are comfortable collaborating with each other, staff and the community to produce authentic learning experiences.
Geoff is a collaborative leader and enjoys the practice of teaming with others in creating goals and a vision for the organizations to which he has worked. “I value the experience of working with others and how differences in opinion can create opportunities for change. These creative collisions help build relationships, which form the backbone for growth at both the personal and school level”.
We know that Geoff will be a positive addition to Whyte Ridge School and we wish him all the success in his new position.
The Board of Trustees of Pembina Trails School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Tanis Ryznar as interim principal of Beaumont School effective October 16, 2017.
Mrs. Ryznar has extensive experience in the K-6 setting as a teacher, resource teacher, counsellor, vice-principal and acting principal. She has been the vice-principal at Whyte Ridge School since 2013. Tanis has a Bachelor of Education degree, two Post Baccalaureate Diplomas in Education and a special education certification.
Mrs. Ryznar believes in building strong relationships. “It takes a village to raise a child. I hold a strong belief that we can achieve great results when we work together,” shared Mrs. Ryznar. “We need to seek out and embrace the strengths and talents in the communities of people that surround us.”
Tanis is looking forward to quickly forming relationships with Beaumont’s staff, students and community. Ensuring there is a smooth transition is important to Mrs. Ryznar. She has had the opportunity to act as interim principal at both Whyte Ridge and Westgrove School. “I am excited to bring new ideas and initiatives to the Beaumont school plan. Most importantly, I am committed to getting to know the students at Beaumont and to be part of their learning journey each and every day.”
We know that Tanis will be a welcomed addition to the Beaumont family while Mrs. Tomy is away working as Coordinator of Student Achievement and Support with Manitoba Education and Training.
We wish Mrs. Ryznar and Mrs. Tomy every success in their new positions.
Henry G. Izatt School
The Board of Trustees of Pembina Trails School Division is pleased to
announce the appointment of Campbell Grier as Vice-Principal of Henry G. Izatt
School effective the start of the 2017-18 school year.
Mr. Grier has dedicated the last thirteen years to Pembina Trails by
sharing his expertise in Computer Science and Graphic Design. During the fall of 2016, Mr. Grier took on the
responsibility of Acting Vice-Principal at Shaftesbury High School, where he is
currently a Resource/Guidance Teacher. Prior to arriving at Shaftesbury, Mr.
Grier taught grades 5 and 6 at Oakenwald
Cam brings a wealth of knowledge, having taught students in Grade 5 through grade 12. His
professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of
Science and is in the process of completing his Post Baccalaureate Certificate
in Education. Mr. Grier’s educational
philosophy is founded on several key beliefs, one being that education is built on a
foundation of relationship, and on the valuing of each student as an
“I am excited by
some of the unique initiatives at HGI, including morning meetings, active
start, and flex time,” shared Mr. Grier.
initiatives represent an emphasis on student voice and creative engagement that
resonates well with my personal philosophies on education.”
We know that Cam will be a welcomed addition to the Henry G. Izatt family
and we wish him every success in his new position.
Linden Meadows School
Board of Trustees of Pembina Trails School Division is pleased to announce the
appointment of Mike Pizzi as vice-principal of Linden Meadows School effective
the start of the 2017-18 school year.
Pizzi is currently the vice-principal at Henry G. Izatt where he has dedicated the last three years to nurturing HGI’s growth and development by
building strong relationships and encouraging students and staff to pursue
diverse and sustainable opportunities.
Mike brings a wealth of knowledge, having
taught in the middle years in Pembina Trails for twelve years prior to becoming
a vice-principal. His professional qualifications include a Master of
Education, a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Physical Education.
Mike truly believes in working and thinking alongside students in the
moment to provide experiences that are not only educational, but also
meaningful and engaging.
We know Mike will be a welcomed addition to
the Linden Meadows family and we wish him every success in his new position.
Ralph Maybank School
The Board of Trustees of the Pembina Trails School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Loepp as principal of Ralph Maybank School effective the start of the 2017-18 school year.
Ms. Loepp is currently the vice-principal at Linden Meadows School and brings an abundance of leadership and teaching experience with early years learning. “Ralph Maybank is the school of my dreams; a community school with a diverse population and the type of school that my experiences have been preparing me for my entire career,” shared Ms. Loepp.
Andrea has a Bachelor of Human Ecology, Bachelor of Education (University of Manitoba), Master of Educational Administration (Brandon University) and an administration certificate. Andrea prides herself as a passionate leader with a vision to create a school environment where students and staff can work with ultimate
Pembina Trails is proud to have a strong group of leaders in all our 34 schools. We know Andrea will be a welcomed addition to the Ralph Maybank family and we wish her every success in her new position.