Five principal and vice-principal appointments have been announced ahead of the 2021/2022 school year by School District 28 (SD28).
The positions will be effective August 1, 2021, according to a news release issued Friday, June 4 by SD28.
Mike Tate will be the new École Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary principal after Stephen Hawkins-Bogle accepted a leadership position in School District 72 (Campbell River).
Tate has worked as the principal of Lakeview Elementary School for the past two years and was previously the vice-principal at Voyageur Elementary School, École Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary and École Baker Elementary.
Taking over from Tate as principal of Lakeview Elementary is Dean Morrow, who has worked as the vice-principal of École Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary for the past two years.
Ashleigh Desbiens will serve as vice-principal of École Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary. She has been teaching in the district since 2011 at Correlieu Secondary School and will enroll in a Master of Education program during the 2021/2022 school year.
Appointments were also announced for Bouchie Lake and Parkland Elementary Schools.
Corry Climenhage has been appointed to the position of principal at Bouchie Lake Elementary, where she will replace Beth Collingwood who has decided to return to full-time teaching in the district.
Climenhage has worked as the principal of Parkland Elementary for the past two years.
Janene Dubreuil has been named principal of Parkland Elementary and is currently enrolled in the Place and Nature-based Experiential Graduate Diploma in Education program, followed by a one-year Master of Education in Educational Practice.