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BOARD BITS for MAY
May is now upon us and our Grade 12 students are getting ready to celebrate a huge accomplishment – graduation!!! The Grasslands Board of Education congratulates all of our students commencing. Whether their next step takes them on to post secondary education, travelling or joining the work force we wish them all a safe and fulfilling journey.
Education Week is May 6 – 10th and the theme is “Inspiring Education: Building Connections, Celebrating Relationships.” Education Week provides all Albertans with an opportunity to highlight the important role education plays in shaping the future of all Alberta. Our schools take this week to welcome the families and the public to view some of the showcased student activities and to take part in other events. Grasslands Trustees are proud of the hard work and dedication of all students and staff. Alberta has one of the world’s best education systems and we are excited to be a part of making it happen.
April 11, 2013
Superintendent of Schools/CEO
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Mr. David Steele has been appointed as the new Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer for Grasslands Regional Division No. 6 effective August 15, 2013.
Karen Bartsch, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Grasslands Public Schools, comments, “We asked Division administration staff and school council chairs what skills and leadership characteristics they would like to see in their new Superintendent. Based on their input, the priority for the Board was to select an individual who is highly skilled in connecting with educators, students and parents; is a visionary who can build on our current strengths; and is a collaborative and proactive leader.” The Board is confident that Mr. Steele’s commitment, extensive experience and desire for strong working relationships are an exceptional fit and that he will be a great asset for our school division and its students.
Mr. Steele’s career in education spans 36 years, beginning as a teacher in the tiny village of Val Marie, Saskatchewan; moving on to become a principal at several schools; and then serving as the Director of Education for three school jurisdictions in Saskatchewan. Most recently he has held the position of Deputy Superintendent with Grasslands Public Schools for the past five years.
David’s first university degree was a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in agricultural economics, from the University of Saskatchewan. His theoretical background in education and administration commenced with his Bachelor of Education in mathematics also from the University of Saskatchewan. This was supplemented by a postgraduate diploma in educational administration, followed by a Master of Education degree in educational administration from the University of Regina. He has served as the President of LEADS and was an elected Director of the Alberta Assessment Consortium for two years.
David notes, “I am proud to be part of a very cohesive and productive central office team. As well, being in the classrooms of our beginning teachers has allowed me to become familiar with Alberta curricula and kept me in touch with a lifetime passion to improve instructional practice. I am honored to be chosen to represent the Division as its Superintendent and look forward, with commitment and energy, to continually enhancing student learning and putting students’ needs first.”
Mr. Steele and his wife Kim, who is a teacher, have four children and three grandchildren. David enjoys music, reading, sports, and focusing his free time on his family.
For further information contact Karen Bartsch, Board Chair // 1.403.793.6700
Check out ABC Schools Partnership to find out the progress on our new Upland Elementary School.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2013-2014
PRE-REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2013 FOR ALL SCHOOLS WILL BE ON-GOING
STUDENTS MUST BE 5 YEARS OF AGE BY DECEMBER 31, 2013
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
Child’s Original Birth Certificate (can be purchased through Grasslands Registry 240-3rd Street, West)
& Alberta Health Care Card
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