Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New Superintendent of Schools, outlines background and extends welcome to the 2018-19 school year

The New School year has
brought Irene LaPierre
to Prince Rupert as
Superintendent at SD52
School District 52 is heading into the 2018-19 academic year with a number of new faces at the front of the class and in the head office, with the top position in Prince Rupert public  education now held by Irene LaPierre who took up her duties at the School Board office in August.

As we outlined at the end of the school year in June, the new Superintendent was recruited by SD52 from the North Okanagan School District bringing over 30 years in education to the North Coast, a strong portion of it with a focus on Aboriginal Education.

As part of an introduction to the District letter posted to the SD52 website, Ms. LaPierre outlined more details on her background in education, tracing some of her previous work during the course of three decades.

As well, the new Superintendent offered up some early indication as to what her focus will be as she settles into her new position.

"As superintendent, my initial focus will be on increasing the positive narrative of Sd52 in the community by celebrating stories of accomplishment and success in our school family. The success of our Strategic Plan relies on a “whole village” approach to implementation in order to “ensure each student successfully completes their educational program with a sense of hope, purpose and control.”

"I’m so excited to be part of Prince Rupert’s amazing learning community. I’m looking forward to meeting our students, teachers, and school staff as I become acquainted with our outstanding school district. I’ve already been made to feel very welcome here in Sd52 by our dedicated principals, vice-principals and board office staff. 

I look forward to building positive relationships with parents, families, and members of the community as I continue to learn about Prince Rupert as superintendent. I welcome your continued positive energy and thank you for your ongoing dedication to excellence in education."

Ms. LaPierre also thanked the maintenance and technology staff, as well as those that worked in the schools over the summer, praising their work in preparing the schools for September, as well as to thank the Board of Trustees with SD52 for their work.

She also offered her welcome to all new and returning families in the District, as well as to the returning and new teachers and staff members in the schools District wide.

You can examine the full introduction to the District here.

For more items of note related to education on the North Coast see our archive page here.

To return to the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.

No comments:

Post a Comment