Principal Appointments for 2015-2016
Parkland School Division’s Superintendent of Schools Tim Monds is pleased to announce the following administrative appointments for the 2015-2016 school year effective August 2015.
Parkland School Division’s Board of Trustees realizes that delivering on the Division’s Ultimate Goal of Student Success & Well-being requires consistent and over-arching goals that align with the Divisional Priorities which include engaging students, staff and community as well as being true stewards of resources. Those newly defined goals laid out in the Division’s 3-Year Education plan are:
- Inclusive Education
- Quality Learning
- Culture of Wellness
- Universal Leadership
A restructuring of the Learning Services Department includes the hiring of a new position, Division Principal of Innovative Leadership and Learning filled by Greystone Centennial Middle School Principal Carolyn Cameron. Further details on the redeployment of Learning Services staff will be shared in the near future.
To continue the theme of developing a culture of leadership and spreading our wealth of human resources throughout the Division, over one-third of PSD schools will have a new Principal at the helm for the upcoming school year.
“In Parkland School Division we believe we are all learners. Each one of us challenges ourselves to do the best we can to create a world that truly opens up for our youth, for our future leaders,” stated Superintendent Monds, “True change means as leaders together we must strive to create a culture where we share our learning so innovative practices can flourish. Collectively we can have an impact on the future and create an environment where our children are developing key skills and competencies. We feel these administrative appointments keep us on that path of cultural development.”
Carolyn Cameron, Division Principal
Innovative Leadership & Learning
Carolyn Cameron was recently recognized at the Division’s Milestones and Merits event celebrating her 30 years with Parkland School Division. She began her teaching career in 1985 at École Broxton Park School and eventually gravitated to her role as an administrator which included an Assistant Principalship at Broxton. Carolyn helped open Greystone Centennial Middle School as an Assistant Principal and has been Principal at Greystone for the past 8 years. Carolyn earned her Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Alberta supplemented by her Masters of Education from the University of Portland. Carolyn will also begin a Doctor of Education with a focus on Instructional Leadership at the University of Calgary starting this summer.
“I am grateful to have had the privilege of learning alongside an incredibly dedicated and passionate community of learners and leaders at Greystone Centennial Middle School. I am excited to have the opportunity to build on this learning in my new role as we continue to make our strong vision for quality student learning a reality in Parkland School Division.”
Darla Senkow, Principal
Greystone Centennial Middle School (Gr. 5-9)
Darla began her teaching career in 2000 in the Lloydminster Catholic school district. Her Parkland School Division career began as a teacher at Entwistle School for three school years starting in 2002. Her current role as an Assistant Principal at Duffield School coincided with her first role as an administrator and she was an integral part of the dynamic leadership team of the Duffield-Keephills Connection during the 2014-15 school year. Darla earned her Education Degree at the University of Saskatchewan.
“I have been very blessed to have worked with very caring and dedicated students, staff and parents at Duffield-Keephills. As I move on I will reflect on the many unique opportunities and amazing experiences that I have been part of and will cherish my time and hold the relationships I have built close. I am both excited and honoured to join the team at Greystone Centennial Middle School. I look forward to being part of the innovative learning environment that Greystone is known for.”
Bryn Spence, Principal
High Park School (Gr. K-9)
Bryn has been with Parkland School Division for the past 10 years. He started with Parkland at Entwistle School where he taught for three years. Bryn began his administrative career in 2009 when he became the Assistant Principal at High Park School. Since then he has held the position of Assistant Principal at École Broxton Park School in 2011 and Program Facilitator with the Learning Services Department in 2014. Bryn earned his Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta with a minor in Special Education and is currently completing his Masters of Education through the University of Calgary.
“I am excited to rejoin the team at High Park! I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to learn as part of the team at École Broxton Park School and the Learning Services team and look forward to returning to High Park to continue the great work that has been going on there. I look forward to working with staff, students, parents and community members to create environments that where all learners can realize success.”
Brian Sydora, Principal
Duffield School (Gr. K-9)
Brian began his teaching career with Parkland School Division. His first position was as a teacher at École Meridian Heights School. Brian’s administrative career began 5 years later as Principal of Keephills School during the 1986-87 school year. He has had the role as an Assistant Principal for Brookwood School for 7 years prior to joining the administrative team that opened up High Park School in Stony Plain. Brian has spent the last 11 years as an Assistant Principal where it all started for him at École Meridian Heights School. Brian achieved his Masters of Education and his Education Degree from the University of Alberta.
“The years that I have spent at Ecole Meridian Heights will always have a special place in my heart. I have been so fortunate to work with such a great community of staff, students and parents. I have been immersed in a learning and teaching community where staff utilize their talents and energy to inspire students to be the best that they can be. I am thrilled and excited to be joining the Duffield School community where I look forward to learning from and building on the tradition of rich relationships, collaboration and excellence”.
For more information contact:
Kelly D. Wilkins
Parkland School Division No.70