Thursday, June 24, 2010

You can't tell the administrators without a scorecard

It's been a month of changing personnel for School District 52, as departures and staff reassignments continue to change the landscape for the start of the school year in September.

So far in the last few days the School District has announced some six changes to its administration ranks, with two high profile departures from the School district in Leah Robinson an assistant superintendent of Education and Steve Riley, former principal of the Pacific School.

Ms. Robinson is to take a leave of absence in 2010 and then retire in 2011, while Mr. Riley has accepted a position as the new Principal of Gitwinkshilkw Elementary School in Nisga'a District 92, he takes up his duties effective August 1st. Mr. Riley most famously came to national attention when the CBC featured his work and that of the staff Roosevelt Park School as part of Mark Kelly's seven project for the National.

Those departures have required some reconfiguration of the administrative ranks with the following changes in the management roster and duties:

June 22-- Mike Russell announced as Vice Principal at Charles Hays Secondary
June 10-- Marcy VanKoughnett named to the position of Director of Instruction effective August 1
June 10-- Judy Zacharias has been appointed acting Principal of Conrad School
June 10-- Sandy Jones, the current principal of Charles Hays Secondary also takes on the position of Acting Director of Instruction on a half time basis

The numerous changes have been chronicled in a variety of local media outlets.

June 22-- CFTK TV 7 - More staffing changes for SD 52
June 22-- The Northern View - More School District changes set
June 14-- Daily News-- School board, teachers in dispute 
June 10-- CFTK TV 7 - SD #52 Assistant Superintendent taking leave of absence during 2010/2011 school year
June 10-- CFTK TV 7- More School District 52 changes 
June 9-- The Northern View-- Changes coming to Prince Rupert School District management with departure of Assistant Superintendent 

Within the teaching ranks, Joanna Larson, acting President of the Prince Rupert District Teacher's Union outlined that so far this spring, eight teachers have announced their retirement plans and three teachers have resigned, her list was outlined in a letter to the editor of the Daily News last week.  

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