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Fort Richmond Collegiate

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Jon Manness has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Fort Richmond Collegiate effective August 2018.


Jon currently calls Vincent Massey his home but has been teaching in Pembina Trails for almost two decades with a focus in the areas of Leadership, Technology and English Language Arts. He also specializes in video production, website design and digital photography.


Mr. Manness describes himself a continual learner who focuses on keeping up to date with current software.  He also holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba.


“My goal is to be in a position where I can lead and inspire others so that they may do the same.  Every person deserves the chance to explore new possibilities.  I would like to be someone who helps them get there”, shares Manness.


We wish Jon all the success in his new leadership role and are confident that he will be a welcomed addition to the Fort Richmond Collegiate Community.


Bairdmore School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Jane Rowland has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Bairdmore School effective August 2018.

Ms Rowland is currently the Teacher Librarian and Literacy Coach at Ècole Bonnycastle School. Jane brings a wealth of early and middle years experience having taught in a number of Pembina Trails schools including Henry G. Izatt, Dalhousie, Ryerson and General Byng.

Jane holds a General Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Education, a Level 1 Administrators Certificate and is in the process of completing her Post Baccalaureate Diploma of Education in School Leadership

Ms. Rowland is always eager to help in any way she can, whether it be setting up sound for a special event or assisting with a last minute request.  She is thrilled to begin a new journey at Bairdmore School and shares “I am committed to a community that nurtures a spirit of kindness, respect, acceptance and empathy to all members of our school and to our global community. These virtues are choices we make every day, and as a leader, an educator and as an individual; these are attributes I choose to model and be characterized by.”

We are confident that Jane will be a welcomed addition to the Bairdmore School community and we wish her all the best in her new leadership role.

Dalhousie School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Heather Eby has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Dalhousie School effective August 2018.

Ms Eby is currently the Educational Technology/Library Consultant for Pembina Trails. She has also spent nearly two decades teaching in a number of our schools including Arthur A. Leach, Henry G. Izatt and Linden Meadows. Heather is passionate about literacy. During her time as a teacher librarian, she developed school wide initiatives to promote reading and was quick to embrace makerspaces that promoted hands on learning.

Heather holds a Master’s in Education specializing in Teacher Librarianship as well as her Administrator Level 1 Certification.  She has also completed the IPEC Coaching and Leadership Development programs.

Heather is always eager to share her educational vision. “We must connect to student hearts before making a connection with their minds. We need to ignite their passion, spark their interests, and light a fire for learning which will never fade.”

We wish Heather continued success in her new leadership role.

Shaftesbury High School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Mike Weekes has been appointed as the new Vice-Principal of Shaftesbury High School effective August 2018.

Mr. Weekes is currently part of the leadership team at Fort Richmond Collegiate. Prior to returning to FRC where he had been a teacher, Mike served as Vice-Principal at Westdale Junior High School and teacher at Arthur A. Leach School. Mr. Weekes' 15 years of experience in Pembina Trails will serve him and Shaftesbury well as he joins Principal Catherine Birch to form the new leadership team there. 

Mike holds a Masters in Educational Administration, a Bachelors of Education and a Bachelor of Physical Education.  He has also completed the Pembina Trails Leadership Development Program.

We wish him all the success in his new role.

École secondaire Oak Park High School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Tracey Groening has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Ècole secondaire Oak Park High School effective August 2018.

Ms Groening is currently a teacher-in-charge at Institut collégial Vincent Massey Collegiate, the same school she graduated from.  She has spent her entire teaching career, roughly 15 years,  in our division.

Tracey holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Winnipeg. She has also recently completed the Pembina Trails Leadership Development Program.

She has extensive insights into senior years education. She is looking forward to bringing her passion, enthusiasm and experience to Oak Park.  “I believe in building a strong community and positive culture in schools. Students need to be able to see themselves in the halls they call home. Opening up a world of possibilities for students is something I pride myself in.”

We are confident that Tracey will be a welcomed addition to the Ècole secondaire Oak Park High School community.  We wish her all the success in her new role.

Arthur A. Leach School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Carrie Dunford has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Arthur A. Leach School effective August 2018.

Ms Dunford has been a teacher in Pembina Trails School Division for nearly two decades. She is currently in the Science Department at Vincent Massey.  She completed the Pembina Trails Leadership Development Program in 2016.

Carrie has a passion for learning. While teaching full-time, she is also enrolled in a French Immersion for Teachers program at the Université de Saint Boniface to refresh her French language skills. She also holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, Masters of Education and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education with a focus on school administration.

Ms. Dunford describes herself as a hardworking and mindful leader “My approach includes building authentic and trusting relationships with students, staff, and administration.  My extensive involvement in extracurricular school-based activities has allowed me to build these relationships outside the classroom.”

We wish Carrie all the best as she gets ready to begin this exciting new opportunity at Arthur A. Leach.

 

Laidlaw School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Jacqui Kroeker has been appointed as the new principal of Laidlaw School effective August 2018.

Ms Kroeker is currently the vice-principal of Shaftesbury High School. As a mother to young boys, Jacqui has been directly involved in her sons’ early years education. She is treasurer of a school-aged daycare and was previously chair for Little Years preschool.

Jacqui is a lifelong learner and is currently completing her Masters in Education with a focus on Indigenous Education. She holds a Bachelor of Education and has completed iPEC’s Coach Centric Leadership for Education Professionals. 

Ms Kroeker believes in leading with compassion. “Investing in relationships through the lens of my core value of kindness brings hope, joy, and commitment to student success no matter what,” shares Jacqui.

We are confident that under Ms Kroeker’s leadership Laidlaw students will continue to follow the school’s motto of “Striving for Excellence”. We wish her all the success in her new role.


Institut collégial Vincent Massey Collegiate

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Jennifer Bracken has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Institut collégial Vincent Massey Collegiate effective August 2018.

Jennifer has more than two decades of teaching and leadership experience and currently calls Dalhousie School home. During her 18 years at Acadia Junior High she created a grade 9 leadership course and coordinated a successful literacy labs initiative. She is a passionate advocate for our three expectations for student learning and played a role in the development of the Pembina Trails Standard for Success in Literacy.

Ms. Bracken holds a Bachelor of Education and is in the process of completing her Post Baccalaureate Special Education Certificate and Master’s Program in Education Administration. She also has her Level 1 School Administrator Certificate.

Jennifer believes that education is a shared responsibility. “It is owned by teachers, administrators, parents, and the larger community.  I feel strongly that a community that has strong values in education and cares for its youngest members will have a tremendous impact on how successful they will be in school,” shares Bracken.


Fort Richmond Collegiate

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Gemma Skelton has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Fort Richmond Collegiate effective August 2018.

Gemma is currently the vice-principal of Bairdmore School and brings more than 26 years of teaching and administration experience in early, middle and senior years education from across the globe. She has taught in classrooms in Brazil, India and even Ethiopia. These opportunities not only challenged her leadership skills, but helped her create holistic and balanced perspective about teaching and learning in diverse settings.  

Back in Winnipeg, Gemma has played a pivotal role in the Pembina Trails Student Voice Unite Forum where students engage in discussion on Truth and Reconciliation, Diversity and Inclusion, Safe and Caring Schools, Technology use and Digital Citizenship and Mental Health.

Ms. Skelton holds a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education, Counselling and Inclusive Education. She also has her Level 1 School Administrator Certificate and is in the process of completing her Level 2 Principal Certificate.

Gemma shares “As a leader, I challenge staff and students to evaluate their values, ideas and perspectives in relation to cultural diversity, equity and inclusion. In a community where diversity is respected and encouraged, we empower each other to find ways to support and sustain a safe and inclusive learning environment”.

Ms. Skelton’s commitment to student voice, human rights and inclusion is admirable. We are confident that Gemma will be a welcomed addition to the diverse FRC community.

Fort Richmond Collegiate

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Janet Gray has been appointed as the new Principal of Fort Richmond Collegiate effective August 2018.

Janet is currently the vice-principal of École secondaire Oak Park High School and brings over 17 years of leadership experience. Her training and commitment in the areas of curriculum, cultural diversity, inclusion and academic achievement made her an excellent fit for this leadership position. 

Ms. Gray has a lifelong passion for literacy and learning. She holds a Masters of Education, Special Education Certificate, Level 1 and 2 Administrators Certificates, Coach Centric Leadership Certification and is currently learning conversational French.

Janet shares “Ultimately the role of an educational leader is to ensure high academic achievement in a safe, caring and fun environment.  Sports matter, clubs matter, music matters, mental wellness matters along with so many other pieces of the puzzle that create a great high school.    Educational leaders in Pembina Trails School Division ‘inspire hope and nurture learning’ and I am proud to be one of those agents of positive change leading to success for all learners”.

Ms. Gray’s commitment to inclusion throughout her career is undeniable. We are confident that she will embrace the diverse culture and inclusion that FRC represents and wish her all the success in her new position.

River West Park School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Darren Oughton has been appointed as the new Principal of River West Park School effective August 2018.


Darren brings a wealth of middle years experience having worked as Vice-Principal of Arthur A. Leach for the past four years and as Vice-Principal of Henry G. Izatt for six years prior to that.  


He shares “ As an educational leader, I feel that it is critical to be a very visible leader for staff, students and parents; I believe that educators have the power to make a significant impact on the lives of students.  Positive role models are important for all students.   It is necessary to address the intellectual needs of students and to also work to meet their social, emotional and physical needs”. For this reason, Mr. Oughton initiated the implementation of  the Developmental Designs Responsive Classroom Program.


Darren holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education and is in the process of completing his Master’s in Education.

Mr. Oughton’s passion for coaching and being involved in extra-curricular events has allowed him to connect with students, offer encouragement and support beyond the classroom.  We are confident that River West Park will continue to thrive under Darren’s leadership and we wish him all the best in his new position.

 

General Byng School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Penny Riffel has been appointed as the new Vice-Principal of General Byng School effective August 2018.

Ms. Riffel brings a wealth of experience having been a member of the Pembina Trails community for the past fourteen years. Penny is currently one of our Student Services Consultants, she shares “ I look forward to the opportunity to share my knowledge in the service of students and staff in a specific school, I think it is important to listen to the many voices, no matter how quiet, that may share information that can be used and focused to support a child in reaching his/her potential”.


Penny holds a Bachelor of Education, Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Special Education and a Level 1 School Administrator’s Certificate.

Ms. Riffel’s passion for special education, embracing diversity and consistently going above and beyond in fulfilling the needs of our students is exceptional.  We are confident that Ms. Riffel and Ms. Robert’s collaborative leadership will inspire General Byng students to continue to accomplish anything.

Assistant Superintendent - Divisional Support Services


The Board of Trustees and Superintendent of Education, Ted Fransen are pleased to announce that Lisa Boles has been appointed as the new Assistant Superintendent of Divisional Support Services effective August 1, 2018.


As the current Principal of Fort Richmond Collegiate, Lisa brings more than 26 years of experience, spending time in early, middle and senior years schools across our division.

Lisa is known across Pembina Trails for passion and dedication. She is a leader whose work day does not revolve around the clock.  It is fitting that one of Ms. Boles’ favourite quotes is by Maya Angelou who says “ Nothing will work unless you do”.  Lisa prides herself in saying “I lead on my feet” and her ability to always make herself accessible and available is admirable.  She has a big heart and is a strong advocate for inclusion. She is held in high regard by both students and staff. You will often hear her name chanted as she goes up to speak during school assemblies. Angela, a grade 11 student at FRC shares, “Miss Boles demonstrates the spirit of FRC, of being a responsible and passionate leader and educator”.


Ms. Boles holds a Masters of Educational Administration degree as well as, Level I and II Principal’s Certificates. She also holds a PBDE in Special Education and a PBCE in Educational Administration.   Lisa is thrilled to join the Senior Administration team “I want to be a leader that can continue to help develop and implement the vision for Pembina Trails School Division and I feel that I can contribute in a way that would be beneficial in achieving board and division priorities and the three expectations, by working together with senior administration and trustees, as well as with students, staff, parents and the larger community of Pembina Trails and Manitoba Education.

 

In her new role, Ms. Boles will be responsible for the overall leadership and management practices for staff (excluding teachers and EAs) including recruitment, policy, placement, supervision and professional development of the Human Resources services (Non-Teaching), Transportation, Information Technology, Facilities and Operations. 

Throughout her career, she has gained knowledge and expertise in school administration which includes extensive involvement in the areas of educational finance, the budget process and management of educational facilities. She is no stranger to large construction projects. During her time at FRC, she played an integral role in the development of a new Healthy Living Centre, as well as the addition of twelve portable classrooms.

We are looking forward to Lisa joining our team at Henlow and wish her all the success in her new and challenging role as an Assistant Superintendent.

General Byng School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Colleen Roberts has been appointed as the new principal of General Byng School effective August 2018.

Colleen is currently the vice-principal of Institute collégial Vincent Massey Collegiate. During her six years at the high school, she has worked diligently on accessibility and mental health initiatives.  Colleen is self-described as a solution-centred and sensitive administrator who strives to create strong school connections.

Her educational career has spanned more than 30 years with time spent at Bairdmore School as the vice-principal and Shaftesbury High School where she worked as a counsellor and resource teacher.

A lifelong learner, Ms. Roberts holds a Masters in Inclusive Special Education from the University of Manitoba. She is thrilled to begin a new journey with the students, staff and community of General Byng School.

“As a leader, the legacy I wish to leave in Pembina Trails School Division is one of inspiration, hope and meeting student needs.  It is my hope that students will have fond memories of their educational experience, how they came to know themselves as learners, and how the adults helped to make that possible,” shared Ms. Roberts.

Pembina Trails School Division would like to thank everyone who took the time to share thoughts and visions for General Byng during our principal selection process. We would like to wish Ms. Roberts success in her new leadership role.

Chancellor School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Judy Farrell has been appointed as the new principal of Chancellor School effective August 2018.

As the current principal of General Byng, Ms. Farrell brings over 30 years of experience, both as an administrator for the past 15 years, and working in a variety of Early, Middle and Senior Years positions.  Judy shares, “As an educational leader, I believe it is my duty to ensure all students are given the opportunity to learn and grow in pursuit of their full potential. I feel this can only be achieved when students feel the school is a safe, caring and welcoming place. It is my belief students learn best when they feel secure and are challenged at their individual levels.”  

Judy holds a Master of Education in Educational Administration, a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Education with a major in Special Education, and has completed her Level 2 School Administrator’s Certificate. She prides herself on being an educator and building relationships with her colleagues, students and school community.

We know that Ms. Farrell will be a welcomed addition at Chancellor School and we wish her all the success in her new position.


International Student Program

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Kyllikki Ruus has been appointed as the new Assistant Director of the International Student Program (ISP) effective August 1, 2018.

As the current Additional Languages Consultant, Kyllikki brings more than 30 years of experience as a committed and innovative educator.  Her roles as classroom teacher, Program Leader and Consultant with Pembina Trails and her international academic experiences made her a unique and qualified candidate to work with international youth and their teachers.

Ms. Ruus holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Post-Baccalaureate Diploma, CTESL certificate and Master of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.  She prides herself on being a lifelong learner and is working on learning Mandarin. She is very passionate about education, cultural relationships and mentoring students. She shares that “it is an honour to be able to work with young people from across the world and to help create relationships with Canadian youth in order to strengthen us all as global citizens”.

We know that Kyllikki will thrive in ISP and we wish her all the success in her new position.

Pembina Trails Early College (PTEC)

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Jane Bachart has been appointed as the Vice-Principal of PTEC (Pembina Trails Early College) program.


Ms. Bachart is currently the Technology Education Consultant and played a key role in bringing PTEC to Pembina Trails. She holds a Bachelor of Education as well as, iPEC and Cognitive Coaching certifications. Jane will bring diverse experience to this new positon. She has taught in a classroom for more than ten years, spent time as a program leader and was most recently appointed vice-chair of the LIFT Better Business Bureau Board.


Jane is thrilled to be a part of this innovative partnership where students will have the opportunity to connect with industry experts and prepare for technology jobs of tomorrow. “Our combined future will continue to be shaped by the quality and effectiveness of our education system,” shared Ms. Bachart. “As educators, we need to recognize and identify the key components of change and implement strategies to enhance our students’ skillset.”

 

We wish Jane all the success in her new role and know she will help shape PTEC into a successful program.

Whyte Ridge School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Susan LaSpina has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Whyte Ridge School effective August 2018.


As the current vice-principal of General Byng, Susan brings just over 17 years of experience working in a variety of Early Years and Middle Years positions.  Ms. LaSpina shares “I am dedicated to providing high-quality education that meets all students’ needs, being proactive in responding to behavioural issues and believing in strong communication.”

 

Susan holds a Bachelor of Education, Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Education and has completed her Level 1 School Administrator’s Certificate. She prides herself on being an educator and building relationships with her colleagues, students and school community. Susan shares one of her favourite quotes from John C. Maxwell, “People don’t care how much you know – until they know how much you care”.


We know that Ms. LaSpina will be a welcomed addition at Whyte Ridge School and we wish her all the success in her new position.

Beaumont School

The Board of Trustees of Pembina Trails School Division are pleased to announce the appointment of Tanis Ryznar as the permanent principal of Beaumont School effective immediately.

Ms. Ryznar became the interim principal of Beaumont in the Fall of 2017.  During the past few months she has worked diligently to build strong relationships with the staff, students and school community.  She was focused on making a smooth transition and her efforts were appreciated by all.

Ms. Ryznar has extensive experience in the K-6 setting as a teacher, resource teacher, counsellor, vice-principal and acting principal. Tanis has a Bachelor of Education degree, two Post Baccalaureate Diplomas in Education and a special education certification. 

We would like to thank the staff and community for their input during our selection process.  We received a large number of articulate and thoughtful comments using our new exchange platform, which proved extremely valuable.

We wish Mrs. Ryznar continued success as the leader of Beaumont School.

Chancellor School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Trevor Hryciw has been appointed as the new Teaching Vice-Principal of Chancellor School effective August 2018.

As the current Guidance Counselor/Teacher in Charge at General Byng, Trevor brings over ten years of experience working in student support services in elementary, middle years, senior year and special education programs.

Mr. Hryciw has completed the Leadership Development and Cognitive Coaching Programs and holds a Master’s degree in Education and Administration.

Trevor shares “I believe that each student is unique in their own individual way.  Providing a safe, caring, and stimulating environment allows for risk taking, growth, and maximum learning opportunities that provide each child the skills to learn at one’s fullest potential.”

We welcome Trevor to the Pembina Trails Leadership Community and are confident that his and Ms Wurtak’s collaborative leadership will inspire Chancellor students to continue to accomplish anything.


École St. Avila

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Michael Moreau has been appointed as the new Teaching Vice-Principal of École St. Avila.

Michael is currently the Resource Teacher at Fort Richmond Collegiate.  He has more than 19 years of educational experience, including teaching in Japan, France and Malaysia. Mr. Moreau holds a Bachelor in Education, a Master’s in Mathematics Teaching and has recently completed the Pembina Trails Leadership Development Program.

“Inclusion must be an overarching value in education, shares Mr. Moreau. “All students belong and can succeed. We must provide diverse opportunities for success for all learners”.

We welcome Michael to the Pembina Trails Leadership Community and wish him continued success in his new role as Vice-Principal of École St. Avila.


École South Pointe School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Heather Anderson has been appointed as the new Teaching Vice-Principal of École South Pointe School.

Heather is currently the English Language Arts Consultant and teaches English at Vincent Massey. She holds a Doctorate in Education, two master’s degrees, a Post-Baccalaureate diploma and a Bachelor of Education. While Heather holds all of these multiple degrees, she expresses it is her work with youth at-risk where she finds her most success.  Heather shares “My philosophy of education is both simple and complex. Put simply, I believe in kids. When afforded the chance, students rise to the occasion and reveal their infinite capacities”. 

Along with Ms Anderson’s love for lifelong learning, her passion for the importance of human rights is also evident in her extra-curricular work in gender equity, ELA, UNESCO and LGBTQ. 

We wish Heather all the success in her new role and know she will be a welcomed addition to the École South Pointe School Community.


École St. Avila

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Karen Loveridge has been appointed as the new principal of École St. Avila effective August 2018.

As the current principal of École Sir William Osler school within the Winnipeg School Division, Karen brings 20 years of experience in early years French Immersion and special education.  She holds a Bachelor of Education, Manitoba Special Education Certificate, Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Education (counselling and administration), Manitoba Special Education Coordinator’s Certificate, Level 2 Principal’s Certificate and a Level 1 School Administrator’s Certificate.

Mme Loveridge prides herself on being a highly motivated educator who enjoys learning and working in a setting which requires enthusiasm and commitment. Karen is passionate about inclusion and supporting our students with challenges and shares, “I strongly believe developing positive relationships with our students, families, staff, colleagues, senior administration, trustees and the community is essential to creating an atmosphere of learning, openness, trust, support, inclusion and acceptance of all school members.”

We welcome Karen to the Pembina Trails Leadership Community and are confident that École St. Avila will continue to thrive with Mme Loveridge as their new leader.  


École Bonnycastle School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Linda Eden has been appointed as the new vice-principal of École Bonnycastle School effective August 2018.

Linda is currently the vice-principal of École Van Walleghem School. Her experience as an administrator, support services teacher, math leader along with her early and middle years teaching experience are assets she will bring to her new leadership role.  Ms. Eden holds a Bachelor of Education, Business Administration diploma and Miels French Program certificate. She has also completed the Pembina Trails Leadership Development Program and has her Level One Administrators Certificate.

We know that Linda will be a positive addition to the Bonnycastle family and we wish her every success in her new position.


École Viscount Alexander

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Tori Patzer has been appointed as the new vice-principal of École Viscount Alexander effective August 2018.

Tori is currently the vice-principal of Chancellor School and was a former resource teacher and EAL specialist at École Van Walleghem School. Ms. Patzer is passionate about teaching and believes school administrators must be pedagogical leaders in their buildings.  She shares, “Schools are places where families and communities connect in the goal of education for a just and joyful world. Relationships matter and I believe schools that foster community building and mutual understanding have the most positive results.”

We wish Tori all the success in her new position.


École Van Walleghem School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce Anna Zonneveld has been appointed as the new vice-principal of École Van Walleghem School effective August 2018.

Anna is currently the vice-principal of École Viscount Alexander and has 25 years of experience teaching early and middle years students in French milieu and dual track environments. Ms. Zonneveld holds a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Education from L’université de Saint Boniface and a Master of Education from the University of Manitoba.  She also has a Level II School Principal’s, School Counselling and Special Education Certificates.

“I am convinced that effective leaders honour the voices of others.  By sharing leadership, we contribute to building capacity in our staff . As a leader I work to empower teachers to grow constantly and to be agents of change; to help parents support their children’s education; and to inspire students to accomplish anything,” shares Anna.

We wish Anna continued success in her new position.


École Dieppe

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team is pleased to announce that Cheryl Chuckry has been appointed as the new principal of École Dieppe effective August 2018.

For the past ten years Cheryl has been a valued member of the Pembina Trails Leadership Community and is looking forward to growing as an educational leader in her new role as principal of École Dieppe.

As the current principal of École St. Avila, Cheryl brings more than 20 years of experience in early, middle and senior years French Immersion education.  Cheryl holds a Baccalaurat en education and Certificat post-baccalauréat from Collège universitare de St.Boniface and was recognized in May 2016 by the Canadian Association of Principals as one of Canada’s Distinguished Principals of the Year.

Ms. Chuckry is a proud former French Immersion student and can attest to the fact that second language acquisition programs promote not only the appreciation of culture and language, but also the importance of diversity in general, instilling values such as tolerance, respect and empathy.  Cheryl shares “Through my experiences in Dual Track, French Immersion and schools with a significant number of newcomer students, I have come to appreciate the importance of bilingual education, English as an additional language (EAL) instruction and the value of international languages in our society.  By recognizing the strengths and contributions of Manitoba’s multicultural and multilingual student population, we are better able to support their intellectual, linguistic and social development in order to enhance their personal, career and life choices”.

We are confident that École Dieppe will continue to thrive with Mme. Chuckry as their new leader and we wish her all the success in her new position.


International Student Program

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team is pleased to announce that Tess Cordeiro has been appointed as the new Director of the International Student Program (ISP) effective August 1, 2018.

As the current Assistant Director of ISP, Tess brings more than 25 years of experience as a committed and innovative educator.  Her role as Pembina Trails first International Student Program Teacher Liaison and her international academic training made her a unique and qualified candidate.

Ms. Cordeiro holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education and Master of Spanish Language and Culture.  She prides herself on being a lifelong learner and is currently learning Italian.  She is very passionate and shares that “it is both a privilege and an honour to be able to work with young people from across the world. As I introduce them to Canada I have an opportunity to share our vast geographical beauty, our focus on peace and safety, our economic prosperity, our commitment to multiculturalism, and to facilitate an exceptional educational experience.”

We know that Tess will continue to thrive in ISP and we wish her all the success in her new position.

Administration Appointments

Fort Richmond Collegiate

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Jon Manness has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Fort Richmond Collegiate effective August 2018.


Jon currently calls Vincent Massey his home but has been teaching in Pembina Trails for almost two decades with a focus in the areas of Leadership, Technology and English Language Arts. He also specializes in video production, website design and digital photography.


Mr. Manness describes himself a continual learner who focuses on keeping up to date with current software.  He also holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba.


“My goal is to be in a position where I can lead and inspire others so that they may do the same.  Every person deserves the chance to explore new possibilities.  I would like to be someone who helps them get there”, shares Manness.


We wish Jon all the success in his new leadership role and are confident that he will be a welcomed addition to the Fort Richmond Collegiate Community.


Bairdmore School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Jane Rowland has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Bairdmore School effective August 2018.

Ms Rowland is currently the Teacher Librarian and Literacy Coach at Ècole Bonnycastle School. Jane brings a wealth of early and middle years experience having taught in a number of Pembina Trails schools including Henry G. Izatt, Dalhousie, Ryerson and General Byng.

Jane holds a General Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Education, a Level 1 Administrators Certificate and is in the process of completing her Post Baccalaureate Diploma of Education in School Leadership

Ms. Rowland is always eager to help in any way she can, whether it be setting up sound for a special event or assisting with a last minute request.  She is thrilled to begin a new journey at Bairdmore School and shares “I am committed to a community that nurtures a spirit of kindness, respect, acceptance and empathy to all members of our school and to our global community. These virtues are choices we make every day, and as a leader, an educator and as an individual; these are attributes I choose to model and be characterized by.”

We are confident that Jane will be a welcomed addition to the Bairdmore School community and we wish her all the best in her new leadership role.

Dalhousie School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Heather Eby has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Dalhousie School effective August 2018.

Ms Eby is currently the Educational Technology/Library Consultant for Pembina Trails. She has also spent nearly two decades teaching in a number of our schools including Arthur A. Leach, Henry G. Izatt and Linden Meadows. Heather is passionate about literacy. During her time as a teacher librarian, she developed school wide initiatives to promote reading and was quick to embrace makerspaces that promoted hands on learning.

Heather holds a Master’s in Education specializing in Teacher Librarianship as well as her Administrator Level 1 Certification.  She has also completed the IPEC Coaching and Leadership Development programs.

Heather is always eager to share her educational vision. “We must connect to student hearts before making a connection with their minds. We need to ignite their passion, spark their interests, and light a fire for learning which will never fade.”

We wish Heather continued success in her new leadership role.

Shaftesbury High School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Mike Weekes has been appointed as the new Vice-Principal of Shaftesbury High School effective August 2018.

Mr. Weekes is currently part of the leadership team at Fort Richmond Collegiate. Prior to returning to FRC where he had been a teacher, Mike served as Vice-Principal at Westdale Junior High School and teacher at Arthur A. Leach School. Mr. Weekes' 15 years of experience in Pembina Trails will serve him and Shaftesbury well as he joins Principal Catherine Birch to form the new leadership team there. 

Mike holds a Masters in Educational Administration, a Bachelors of Education and a Bachelor of Physical Education.  He has also completed the Pembina Trails Leadership Development Program.

We wish him all the success in his new role.

École secondaire Oak Park High School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Tracey Groening has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Ècole secondaire Oak Park High School effective August 2018.

Ms Groening is currently a teacher-in-charge at Institut collégial Vincent Massey Collegiate, the same school she graduated from.  She has spent her entire teaching career, roughly 15 years,  in our division.

Tracey holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Winnipeg. She has also recently completed the Pembina Trails Leadership Development Program.

She has extensive insights into senior years education. She is looking forward to bringing her passion, enthusiasm and experience to Oak Park.  “I believe in building a strong community and positive culture in schools. Students need to be able to see themselves in the halls they call home. Opening up a world of possibilities for students is something I pride myself in.”

We are confident that Tracey will be a welcomed addition to the Ècole secondaire Oak Park High School community.  We wish her all the success in her new role.

Arthur A. Leach School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Carrie Dunford has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Arthur A. Leach School effective August 2018.

Ms Dunford has been a teacher in Pembina Trails School Division for nearly two decades. She is currently in the Science Department at Vincent Massey.  She completed the Pembina Trails Leadership Development Program in 2016.

Carrie has a passion for learning. While teaching full-time, she is also enrolled in a French Immersion for Teachers program at the Université de Saint Boniface to refresh her French language skills. She also holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, Masters of Education and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education with a focus on school administration.

Ms. Dunford describes herself as a hardworking and mindful leader “My approach includes building authentic and trusting relationships with students, staff, and administration.  My extensive involvement in extracurricular school-based activities has allowed me to build these relationships outside the classroom.”

We wish Carrie all the best as she gets ready to begin this exciting new opportunity at Arthur A. Leach.

 

Laidlaw School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Jacqui Kroeker has been appointed as the new principal of Laidlaw School effective August 2018.

Ms Kroeker is currently the vice-principal of Shaftesbury High School. As a mother to young boys, Jacqui has been directly involved in her sons’ early years education. She is treasurer of a school-aged daycare and was previously chair for Little Years preschool.

Jacqui is a lifelong learner and is currently completing her Masters in Education with a focus on Indigenous Education. She holds a Bachelor of Education and has completed iPEC’s Coach Centric Leadership for Education Professionals. 

Ms Kroeker believes in leading with compassion. “Investing in relationships through the lens of my core value of kindness brings hope, joy, and commitment to student success no matter what,” shares Jacqui.

We are confident that under Ms Kroeker’s leadership Laidlaw students will continue to follow the school’s motto of “Striving for Excellence”. We wish her all the success in her new role.


Institut collégial Vincent Massey Collegiate

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Jennifer Bracken has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Institut collégial Vincent Massey Collegiate effective August 2018.

Jennifer has more than two decades of teaching and leadership experience and currently calls Dalhousie School home. During her 18 years at Acadia Junior High she created a grade 9 leadership course and coordinated a successful literacy labs initiative. She is a passionate advocate for our three expectations for student learning and played a role in the development of the Pembina Trails Standard for Success in Literacy.

Ms. Bracken holds a Bachelor of Education and is in the process of completing her Post Baccalaureate Special Education Certificate and Master’s Program in Education Administration. She also has her Level 1 School Administrator Certificate.

Jennifer believes that education is a shared responsibility. “It is owned by teachers, administrators, parents, and the larger community.  I feel strongly that a community that has strong values in education and cares for its youngest members will have a tremendous impact on how successful they will be in school,” shares Bracken.


Fort Richmond Collegiate

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Gemma Skelton has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Fort Richmond Collegiate effective August 2018.

Gemma is currently the vice-principal of Bairdmore School and brings more than 26 years of teaching and administration experience in early, middle and senior years education from across the globe. She has taught in classrooms in Brazil, India and even Ethiopia. These opportunities not only challenged her leadership skills, but helped her create holistic and balanced perspective about teaching and learning in diverse settings.  

Back in Winnipeg, Gemma has played a pivotal role in the Pembina Trails Student Voice Unite Forum where students engage in discussion on Truth and Reconciliation, Diversity and Inclusion, Safe and Caring Schools, Technology use and Digital Citizenship and Mental Health.

Ms. Skelton holds a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education, Counselling and Inclusive Education. She also has her Level 1 School Administrator Certificate and is in the process of completing her Level 2 Principal Certificate.

Gemma shares “As a leader, I challenge staff and students to evaluate their values, ideas and perspectives in relation to cultural diversity, equity and inclusion. In a community where diversity is respected and encouraged, we empower each other to find ways to support and sustain a safe and inclusive learning environment”.

Ms. Skelton’s commitment to student voice, human rights and inclusion is admirable. We are confident that Gemma will be a welcomed addition to the diverse FRC community.

Fort Richmond Collegiate

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Janet Gray has been appointed as the new Principal of Fort Richmond Collegiate effective August 2018.

Janet is currently the vice-principal of École secondaire Oak Park High School and brings over 17 years of leadership experience. Her training and commitment in the areas of curriculum, cultural diversity, inclusion and academic achievement made her an excellent fit for this leadership position. 

Ms. Gray has a lifelong passion for literacy and learning. She holds a Masters of Education, Special Education Certificate, Level 1 and 2 Administrators Certificates, Coach Centric Leadership Certification and is currently learning conversational French.

Janet shares “Ultimately the role of an educational leader is to ensure high academic achievement in a safe, caring and fun environment.  Sports matter, clubs matter, music matters, mental wellness matters along with so many other pieces of the puzzle that create a great high school.    Educational leaders in Pembina Trails School Division ‘inspire hope and nurture learning’ and I am proud to be one of those agents of positive change leading to success for all learners”.

Ms. Gray’s commitment to inclusion throughout her career is undeniable. We are confident that she will embrace the diverse culture and inclusion that FRC represents and wish her all the success in her new position.

River West Park School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Darren Oughton has been appointed as the new Principal of River West Park School effective August 2018.


Darren brings a wealth of middle years experience having worked as Vice-Principal of Arthur A. Leach for the past four years and as Vice-Principal of Henry G. Izatt for six years prior to that.  


He shares “ As an educational leader, I feel that it is critical to be a very visible leader for staff, students and parents; I believe that educators have the power to make a significant impact on the lives of students.  Positive role models are important for all students.   It is necessary to address the intellectual needs of students and to also work to meet their social, emotional and physical needs”. For this reason, Mr. Oughton initiated the implementation of  the Developmental Designs Responsive Classroom Program.


Darren holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education and is in the process of completing his Master’s in Education.

Mr. Oughton’s passion for coaching and being involved in extra-curricular events has allowed him to connect with students, offer encouragement and support beyond the classroom.  We are confident that River West Park will continue to thrive under Darren’s leadership and we wish him all the best in his new position.

 

General Byng School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Penny Riffel has been appointed as the new Vice-Principal of General Byng School effective August 2018.

Ms. Riffel brings a wealth of experience having been a member of the Pembina Trails community for the past fourteen years. Penny is currently one of our Student Services Consultants, she shares “ I look forward to the opportunity to share my knowledge in the service of students and staff in a specific school, I think it is important to listen to the many voices, no matter how quiet, that may share information that can be used and focused to support a child in reaching his/her potential”.


Penny holds a Bachelor of Education, Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Special Education and a Level 1 School Administrator’s Certificate.

Ms. Riffel’s passion for special education, embracing diversity and consistently going above and beyond in fulfilling the needs of our students is exceptional.  We are confident that Ms. Riffel and Ms. Robert’s collaborative leadership will inspire General Byng students to continue to accomplish anything.

Assistant Superintendent - Divisional Support Services


The Board of Trustees and Superintendent of Education, Ted Fransen are pleased to announce that Lisa Boles has been appointed as the new Assistant Superintendent of Divisional Support Services effective August 1, 2018.


As the current Principal of Fort Richmond Collegiate, Lisa brings more than 26 years of experience, spending time in early, middle and senior years schools across our division.

Lisa is known across Pembina Trails for passion and dedication. She is a leader whose work day does not revolve around the clock.  It is fitting that one of Ms. Boles’ favourite quotes is by Maya Angelou who says “ Nothing will work unless you do”.  Lisa prides herself in saying “I lead on my feet” and her ability to always make herself accessible and available is admirable.  She has a big heart and is a strong advocate for inclusion. She is held in high regard by both students and staff. You will often hear her name chanted as she goes up to speak during school assemblies. Angela, a grade 11 student at FRC shares, “Miss Boles demonstrates the spirit of FRC, of being a responsible and passionate leader and educator”.


Ms. Boles holds a Masters of Educational Administration degree as well as, Level I and II Principal’s Certificates. She also holds a PBDE in Special Education and a PBCE in Educational Administration.   Lisa is thrilled to join the Senior Administration team “I want to be a leader that can continue to help develop and implement the vision for Pembina Trails School Division and I feel that I can contribute in a way that would be beneficial in achieving board and division priorities and the three expectations, by working together with senior administration and trustees, as well as with students, staff, parents and the larger community of Pembina Trails and Manitoba Education.

 

In her new role, Ms. Boles will be responsible for the overall leadership and management practices for staff (excluding teachers and EAs) including recruitment, policy, placement, supervision and professional development of the Human Resources services (Non-Teaching), Transportation, Information Technology, Facilities and Operations. 

Throughout her career, she has gained knowledge and expertise in school administration which includes extensive involvement in the areas of educational finance, the budget process and management of educational facilities. She is no stranger to large construction projects. During her time at FRC, she played an integral role in the development of a new Healthy Living Centre, as well as the addition of twelve portable classrooms.

We are looking forward to Lisa joining our team at Henlow and wish her all the success in her new and challenging role as an Assistant Superintendent.

General Byng School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Colleen Roberts has been appointed as the new principal of General Byng School effective August 2018.

Colleen is currently the vice-principal of Institute collégial Vincent Massey Collegiate. During her six years at the high school, she has worked diligently on accessibility and mental health initiatives.  Colleen is self-described as a solution-centred and sensitive administrator who strives to create strong school connections.

Her educational career has spanned more than 30 years with time spent at Bairdmore School as the vice-principal and Shaftesbury High School where she worked as a counsellor and resource teacher.

A lifelong learner, Ms. Roberts holds a Masters in Inclusive Special Education from the University of Manitoba. She is thrilled to begin a new journey with the students, staff and community of General Byng School.

“As a leader, the legacy I wish to leave in Pembina Trails School Division is one of inspiration, hope and meeting student needs.  It is my hope that students will have fond memories of their educational experience, how they came to know themselves as learners, and how the adults helped to make that possible,” shared Ms. Roberts.

Pembina Trails School Division would like to thank everyone who took the time to share thoughts and visions for General Byng during our principal selection process. We would like to wish Ms. Roberts success in her new leadership role.

Chancellor School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Judy Farrell has been appointed as the new principal of Chancellor School effective August 2018.

As the current principal of General Byng, Ms. Farrell brings over 30 years of experience, both as an administrator for the past 15 years, and working in a variety of Early, Middle and Senior Years positions.  Judy shares, “As an educational leader, I believe it is my duty to ensure all students are given the opportunity to learn and grow in pursuit of their full potential. I feel this can only be achieved when students feel the school is a safe, caring and welcoming place. It is my belief students learn best when they feel secure and are challenged at their individual levels.”  

Judy holds a Master of Education in Educational Administration, a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Education with a major in Special Education, and has completed her Level 2 School Administrator’s Certificate. She prides herself on being an educator and building relationships with her colleagues, students and school community.

We know that Ms. Farrell will be a welcomed addition at Chancellor School and we wish her all the success in her new position.


International Student Program

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Kyllikki Ruus has been appointed as the new Assistant Director of the International Student Program (ISP) effective August 1, 2018.

As the current Additional Languages Consultant, Kyllikki brings more than 30 years of experience as a committed and innovative educator.  Her roles as classroom teacher, Program Leader and Consultant with Pembina Trails and her international academic experiences made her a unique and qualified candidate to work with international youth and their teachers.

Ms. Ruus holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Post-Baccalaureate Diploma, CTESL certificate and Master of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.  She prides herself on being a lifelong learner and is working on learning Mandarin. She is very passionate about education, cultural relationships and mentoring students. She shares that “it is an honour to be able to work with young people from across the world and to help create relationships with Canadian youth in order to strengthen us all as global citizens”.

We know that Kyllikki will thrive in ISP and we wish her all the success in her new position.

Pembina Trails Early College (PTEC)

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Jane Bachart has been appointed as the Vice-Principal of PTEC (Pembina Trails Early College) program.


Ms. Bachart is currently the Technology Education Consultant and played a key role in bringing PTEC to Pembina Trails. She holds a Bachelor of Education as well as, iPEC and Cognitive Coaching certifications. Jane will bring diverse experience to this new positon. She has taught in a classroom for more than ten years, spent time as a program leader and was most recently appointed vice-chair of the LIFT Better Business Bureau Board.


Jane is thrilled to be a part of this innovative partnership where students will have the opportunity to connect with industry experts and prepare for technology jobs of tomorrow. “Our combined future will continue to be shaped by the quality and effectiveness of our education system,” shared Ms. Bachart. “As educators, we need to recognize and identify the key components of change and implement strategies to enhance our students’ skillset.”

 

We wish Jane all the success in her new role and know she will help shape PTEC into a successful program.

Whyte Ridge School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Susan LaSpina has been appointed as the new vice-principal of Whyte Ridge School effective August 2018.


As the current vice-principal of General Byng, Susan brings just over 17 years of experience working in a variety of Early Years and Middle Years positions.  Ms. LaSpina shares “I am dedicated to providing high-quality education that meets all students’ needs, being proactive in responding to behavioural issues and believing in strong communication.”

 

Susan holds a Bachelor of Education, Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Education and has completed her Level 1 School Administrator’s Certificate. She prides herself on being an educator and building relationships with her colleagues, students and school community. Susan shares one of her favourite quotes from John C. Maxwell, “People don’t care how much you know – until they know how much you care”.


We know that Ms. LaSpina will be a welcomed addition at Whyte Ridge School and we wish her all the success in her new position.

Beaumont School

The Board of Trustees of Pembina Trails School Division are pleased to announce the appointment of Tanis Ryznar as the permanent principal of Beaumont School effective immediately.

Ms. Ryznar became the interim principal of Beaumont in the Fall of 2017.  During the past few months she has worked diligently to build strong relationships with the staff, students and school community.  She was focused on making a smooth transition and her efforts were appreciated by all.

Ms. Ryznar has extensive experience in the K-6 setting as a teacher, resource teacher, counsellor, vice-principal and acting principal. Tanis has a Bachelor of Education degree, two Post Baccalaureate Diplomas in Education and a special education certification. 

We would like to thank the staff and community for their input during our selection process.  We received a large number of articulate and thoughtful comments using our new exchange platform, which proved extremely valuable.

We wish Mrs. Ryznar continued success as the leader of Beaumont School.

Chancellor School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Trevor Hryciw has been appointed as the new Teaching Vice-Principal of Chancellor School effective August 2018.

As the current Guidance Counselor/Teacher in Charge at General Byng, Trevor brings over ten years of experience working in student support services in elementary, middle years, senior year and special education programs.

Mr. Hryciw has completed the Leadership Development and Cognitive Coaching Programs and holds a Master’s degree in Education and Administration.

Trevor shares “I believe that each student is unique in their own individual way.  Providing a safe, caring, and stimulating environment allows for risk taking, growth, and maximum learning opportunities that provide each child the skills to learn at one’s fullest potential.”

We welcome Trevor to the Pembina Trails Leadership Community and are confident that his and Ms Wurtak’s collaborative leadership will inspire Chancellor students to continue to accomplish anything.


École St. Avila

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Michael Moreau has been appointed as the new Teaching Vice-Principal of École St. Avila.

Michael is currently the Resource Teacher at Fort Richmond Collegiate.  He has more than 19 years of educational experience, including teaching in Japan, France and Malaysia. Mr. Moreau holds a Bachelor in Education, a Master’s in Mathematics Teaching and has recently completed the Pembina Trails Leadership Development Program.

“Inclusion must be an overarching value in education, shares Mr. Moreau. “All students belong and can succeed. We must provide diverse opportunities for success for all learners”.

We welcome Michael to the Pembina Trails Leadership Community and wish him continued success in his new role as Vice-Principal of École St. Avila.


École South Pointe School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Heather Anderson has been appointed as the new Teaching Vice-Principal of École South Pointe School.

Heather is currently the English Language Arts Consultant and teaches English at Vincent Massey. She holds a Doctorate in Education, two master’s degrees, a Post-Baccalaureate diploma and a Bachelor of Education. While Heather holds all of these multiple degrees, she expresses it is her work with youth at-risk where she finds her most success.  Heather shares “My philosophy of education is both simple and complex. Put simply, I believe in kids. When afforded the chance, students rise to the occasion and reveal their infinite capacities”. 

Along with Ms Anderson’s love for lifelong learning, her passion for the importance of human rights is also evident in her extra-curricular work in gender equity, ELA, UNESCO and LGBTQ. 

We wish Heather all the success in her new role and know she will be a welcomed addition to the École South Pointe School Community.


École St. Avila

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Karen Loveridge has been appointed as the new principal of École St. Avila effective August 2018.

As the current principal of École Sir William Osler school within the Winnipeg School Division, Karen brings 20 years of experience in early years French Immersion and special education.  She holds a Bachelor of Education, Manitoba Special Education Certificate, Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Education (counselling and administration), Manitoba Special Education Coordinator’s Certificate, Level 2 Principal’s Certificate and a Level 1 School Administrator’s Certificate.

Mme Loveridge prides herself on being a highly motivated educator who enjoys learning and working in a setting which requires enthusiasm and commitment. Karen is passionate about inclusion and supporting our students with challenges and shares, “I strongly believe developing positive relationships with our students, families, staff, colleagues, senior administration, trustees and the community is essential to creating an atmosphere of learning, openness, trust, support, inclusion and acceptance of all school members.”

We welcome Karen to the Pembina Trails Leadership Community and are confident that École St. Avila will continue to thrive with Mme Loveridge as their new leader.  


École Bonnycastle School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Linda Eden has been appointed as the new vice-principal of École Bonnycastle School effective August 2018.

Linda is currently the vice-principal of École Van Walleghem School. Her experience as an administrator, support services teacher, math leader along with her early and middle years teaching experience are assets she will bring to her new leadership role.  Ms. Eden holds a Bachelor of Education, Business Administration diploma and Miels French Program certificate. She has also completed the Pembina Trails Leadership Development Program and has her Level One Administrators Certificate.

We know that Linda will be a positive addition to the Bonnycastle family and we wish her every success in her new position.


École Viscount Alexander

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce that Tori Patzer has been appointed as the new vice-principal of École Viscount Alexander effective August 2018.

Tori is currently the vice-principal of Chancellor School and was a former resource teacher and EAL specialist at École Van Walleghem School. Ms. Patzer is passionate about teaching and believes school administrators must be pedagogical leaders in their buildings.  She shares, “Schools are places where families and communities connect in the goal of education for a just and joyful world. Relationships matter and I believe schools that foster community building and mutual understanding have the most positive results.”

We wish Tori all the success in her new position.


École Van Walleghem School

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team are pleased to announce Anna Zonneveld has been appointed as the new vice-principal of École Van Walleghem School effective August 2018.

Anna is currently the vice-principal of École Viscount Alexander and has 25 years of experience teaching early and middle years students in French milieu and dual track environments. Ms. Zonneveld holds a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Education from L’université de Saint Boniface and a Master of Education from the University of Manitoba.  She also has a Level II School Principal’s, School Counselling and Special Education Certificates.

“I am convinced that effective leaders honour the voices of others.  By sharing leadership, we contribute to building capacity in our staff . As a leader I work to empower teachers to grow constantly and to be agents of change; to help parents support their children’s education; and to inspire students to accomplish anything,” shares Anna.

We wish Anna continued success in her new position.


École Dieppe

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team is pleased to announce that Cheryl Chuckry has been appointed as the new principal of École Dieppe effective August 2018.

For the past ten years Cheryl has been a valued member of the Pembina Trails Leadership Community and is looking forward to growing as an educational leader in her new role as principal of École Dieppe.

As the current principal of École St. Avila, Cheryl brings more than 20 years of experience in early, middle and senior years French Immersion education.  Cheryl holds a Baccalaurat en education and Certificat post-baccalauréat from Collège universitare de St.Boniface and was recognized in May 2016 by the Canadian Association of Principals as one of Canada’s Distinguished Principals of the Year.

Ms. Chuckry is a proud former French Immersion student and can attest to the fact that second language acquisition programs promote not only the appreciation of culture and language, but also the importance of diversity in general, instilling values such as tolerance, respect and empathy.  Cheryl shares “Through my experiences in Dual Track, French Immersion and schools with a significant number of newcomer students, I have come to appreciate the importance of bilingual education, English as an additional language (EAL) instruction and the value of international languages in our society.  By recognizing the strengths and contributions of Manitoba’s multicultural and multilingual student population, we are better able to support their intellectual, linguistic and social development in order to enhance their personal, career and life choices”.

We are confident that École Dieppe will continue to thrive with Mme. Chuckry as their new leader and we wish her all the success in her new position.


International Student Program

The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration Team is pleased to announce that Tess Cordeiro has been appointed as the new Director of the International Student Program (ISP) effective August 1, 2018.

As the current Assistant Director of ISP, Tess brings more than 25 years of experience as a committed and innovative educator.  Her role as Pembina Trails first International Student Program Teacher Liaison and her international academic training made her a unique and qualified candidate.

Ms. Cordeiro holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education and Master of Spanish Language and Culture.  She prides herself on being a lifelong learner and is currently learning Italian.  She is very passionate and shares that “it is both a privilege and an honour to be able to work with young people from across the world. As I introduce them to Canada I have an opportunity to share our vast geographical beauty, our focus on peace and safety, our economic prosperity, our commitment to multiculturalism, and to facilitate an exceptional educational experience.”

We know that Tess will continue to thrive in ISP and we wish her all the success in her new position.

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