Principal Appointments for 2020-2021
April 9, 2020 - Parkland School Division’s Superintendent of Schools, Shauna Boyce, is pleased to announce the following administrative appointments for the 2020-2021 school year effective August 2020.
With the announcement of Terry Caouette retiring from Brookwood School, there was one vacant principal position that needed to be filled, which lead to some principals moving to other schools.
The new principal at Brookwood School will be Karen Stride-Goudie. Bryn Spence moves from High Park School to Prescott Learning Centre in Spruce Grove. Meanwhile, Dr. Garette Tebay will move from being the principal at Parkland Village School to High Park School. Finally, Archie Lillico will be the new principal of Parkland Village School. Parkland School Division has currently posted the vacant position at Millgrove School for interested applicants to apply.
“I'd like to first of all congratulate Terry Caouette on a wonderful 43-year career in education. Her leadership and strong connections with students will surely be missed," stated Superintendent Boyce.
"We'd also like to thank Mr. Glen Thiel for helping us out this past school year and wish him well as he resumes his retirement. All of our leaders moving into new roles within our Division have made a tremendously positive impact on their school communities. Parkland School Division is in a position of strength to be able to share that vast knowledge and experience we currently have on our Lead Team, and we know the school communities involved with these changes will continue to benefit from our strong leaders."
Archie Lillico, Principal
Parkland Village School (Gr. K-4)
Archie joined the Parkland School Division team 29 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. He was Principal of Stony Plain Central from 2011 to 2015 before joining his current school community at Millgrove School.
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 can not express how excited and happy the opportunity to work with the staff, families and students of Parkland Village makes me. We will make magic!"
Bryn Spence , Principal
Prescott Learning Centre (Gr. K-9)
Bryn has been with Parkland School Division for the past 15 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 has been the Principal at High Park School since September 2015. Bryn earned his Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta with a minor in Special Education and completed his Masters of Education through the University of Calgary in 2016.
"Being part of the team at High Park for the past 5 years has been a wonderful experience and I have loved every moment it. I have appreciated the dedication of our staff, students and community in their continual pursuit of learning new things, laughing together and growing each and every day! I am excited to watch their continued progress in the future and have no doubt that they will continue to do great things. I am excited to join the team at Prescott and to build new relationships with staff, students and the Prescott community as we move forward to help students be their best!"
Karen Stride-Goudie, Principal
Brookwood School (Gr. K-4)
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. She moved from the Principalship at Muir Lake School to Prescott Learning Centre in August 2015 where she began planning and eventually helped open Prescott Learning Centre in September 2016.
Mrs. Stride-Goudie earned 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.
"It has been such a privilege and honour to serve the students, staff and community of Prescott Learning Centre for the past four years. What an adventure to “co-create” a learning culture and community literally from the ground up. Prescott PUMAS … please remember to … Respect Yourself, Respect Others and Respect Our Space and continue to “Collaborate” “Create” “Learn” and “Lead”.
As we look toward the future in education, it gives me great pleasure to bring my many years of experience in both public and Christian school settings to the Brookwood community."
Garette Tebay, Principal
High Park School (Gr. K-9)
Garette Tebay made her way to Parkland School Division down the Queen Elizabeth Highway from Fort McMurray where she’s spent the first 13 years of her career in education. Garette has taught all grade levels from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Fort McMurray Public School Division including core subjects and music education. Her administrative career began in 2010 as Vice Principal at Westview Public School and École McTavish Junior High Public School in Fort McMurray. Garette spent the 2016 - 2017 school year as Principal of Beacon Hill Public School (K-6) before joining Parkland School Division at her current post as Principal of Parkland Village School in August of 2017.
Garette has a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Music in Music Education. She recently obtained her Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Learning from the University of Calgary to go along with her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Tebay is also an Associate Faculty professor at Royal Roads University.
“Over the last 3 years the Parkland Village staff and community have been the perfect place to begin my journey with Parkland School Division. I am going to miss the committed staff, helpful families, and smiling students tremendously. I am looking forward to connecting with the High Park School community, and learning with them. ”
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