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.
With the first of Spruce Grove’s two new schools on the horizon soon to be in the construction phase and the retirement of Glen Thiel at Brookwood School, that creates the opportunity for a re-structuring of Parkland School Division’s Leadership Team.
“We are excited for all the administrators moving into these new roles,” stated Mr. Monds. “Our amazing Lead Team of passionate educators has never been stronger. The residual side effect of moves like these creates a unique collaborative opportunity where our incoming leaders can share various aspects of Parkland School Division culture. All of these successful candidates have proven their ability to inspire, build positive working relationships with students, staff and parents and will do an admirable job as Parkland School Division continues to open up the world to our students. We truly are witnessing Inspiring Education which starts with great leadership."
Construction of the new Kindergarten to Grade 9 school in the Prescott subdivision in Spruce Grove is about to shift into high gear. Extensive planning, hiring and logistical decisions continue and will now require the leadership from its first principal. Karen Stride-Goudie will be tasked with bringing to life the vision for the new school as an exemplar of a student-centered, innovative, digital learning center that will continually create authentic opportunities for all learners to succeed.
Karen Stride-Goudie, Principal
New Spruce Grove School, (Gr. K-9)
Karen’s teaching career began in Newfoundland in 1985 as an Early Years teacher. In 1997 she relocated to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories which saw her in numerous capacities, from teacher to District Math Coordinator to Assistant Principal and Principal of grades K-8. Karen joined Parkland School Division in 2006 as the Assistant Principal at Blueberry School.
Mrs. Stride-Goudie earned her a Christian Education/Theology Diploma in 1985, followed by a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degree in 1995. She earned her Master of Education degree in 2006, majoring in Education Curriculum / Educational Leadership.
“The opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with our dynamic Senior Executive Team to create and design a learning space for our new school in Spruce Grove is exciting, engaging and inspiring. It has been a privilege to serve the students, staff and parents at Muir Lake School for the past four years. This leadership experience has provided me with powerful opportunities to foster a culture of trust, collaboration, innovation, creativity and risk-taking. I look forward to the new challenges that lie ahead.”
Terry Caouette, Principal
Brookwood School (Gr. K-4)
Terry began her career with Parkland School Division in 1988 as an elementary music teacher. She taught for many years at Graminia School and began her administration career as Principal of Entwistle School in 2007. In 2009, Mrs. Caouette moved to Duffield School and provided successful leadership to the team most recently as Principal for the Duffield-Keephills Connection. Terry has also worked for John Maland High School in Devon and Jean Vanier School in Sherwood Park. Mrs. Caouette obtained a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Masters of Education attending colleges in North Dakota.
“The years that I have spent at Duffield-Keephills will always have a special place in my heart. 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 Brookwood School community where I look forward to learning from and building on the tradition of rich relationships, collaboration and excellence”.
Gail Ferguson, Principal
Muir Lake School (Gr. K-9)
Gail started with Parkland School Division in 1984 and has kindergarten to grade nine teaching experience which includes music, counseling and inclusive education. She has been an assistant principal for Blueberry and Graminia Schools and became principal of Millgrove School in 2008. Mrs. Ferguson has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta with majors in English and Early Childhood. In 2006, she received a Master in Education degree from the University of Alberta in Psychological Studies focusing on Learning, Development and Assessment.
"I have loved being an early years principal at Millgrove School and am so thankful to our students, parents and staff for all the wonderful learning we have experienced together. I now look forward to joining the Muir Lake School community to continue creating opportunities for success for all students.”
Archie Lillico, Principal
Millgrove School School (Gr. K-4)
Archie joined the Parkland School Division team 24 years ago. Over 10 of those years were spent at Duffield School both teaching and in Assistant Principal and Principal roles. In September of 2007, he took over the helm at Muir Lake School and has been Principal of Stony Plain Central since 2011.
Mr. Lillico has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/History and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta along with a Master of Education degree from the University of Portland.
“I am so very excited for the gift to be able to work in a K-4 environment. I have been blessed as a principal to work at three different K-9 schools in Parkland School Division. I have learned a great deal from each of these schools, their students and their parent communities. I have a passion for this age of students and look forward to the upcoming year.”
Colleen Woloshyn, Principal
Stony Plain Central School (Gr. K-9)
Colleen began her career with Parkland School Division in 1984. Her teaching roots were planted with stops at Queen Street, Brookwood and Graminia School. She’s been an Assistant Principal for both Ecole Broxton Park and Graminia before Principalships at Keephills School and her most recent post at High Park School where she’s been since 2008. Mrs. Woloshyn’s academic background includes a Masters of Education, a Bachelor of Education and an Education Administration Diploma, all from the University of Alberta.
“It has been an honour and a privilege to work with and learn from the outstanding staff at High Park School. My seven years here will be forever dear to my heart. I am very blessed to have been part of this excellent school community and I will truly miss the dedicated staff, students and parents. I am excited to join the team at Stony Plain Central School and to be part of a community that is committed to providing a safe and caring place for all students to learn.”
The vacant Principalships for Duffield School and High Park School will now be posted. We look forward to filling the vacancies with two more dynamic leaders.
For more information contact:
Kelly D. Wilkins
Parkland School Division No.70