Principals do the shuffle

With the retirement of two school administrators, School District 69 (Qualicum) announced new positions for five people in September.

The school board and superintendent announced the reassignments, which will take effect August 1, 2011.

Anne Jenkins, currently vice-principal of Kwalikum Secondary and off-site principal of False Bay School will keep the second position, but switch from KSS to become vice-principal of Springwood Middle School. 

She has been a teacher and administrator at Ballenas and Kwalikum secondary schools.

Tony Saremba will move on from his current role as principal in Bowser to be principal of Winchelsea Elementary. He came to the district in 2007 after serving as a teacher and principal in several Nanaimo area schools.

Current Winchelsea Elementary teacher and vice-principal Sheila Spendlove has been reassigned as principal of Bowser Elementary School where she taught in the past. 

She has also taught at Nanoose Bay, Parksville, Arrowview, French Creek and Errington elementary schools.

Kerri Steel, currently vice-principal and student support services teacher at Errington Elementary, will take on the position of vice-principal of Winchelsea Elementary, where she taught in the past. 

She also taught at Nanoose Bay and Parksville elementary schools since coming to the district.

Finally John Williams has been reassigned as principal of Errington Elementary from his current role, where he has been vice-principal of Springwood Middle School since 2006. 

He has taught at Qualicum Beach Middle and Kwalikum Secondary schools.

The Mount Arrowsmith Teachers’ Association pointed out the two retiring administrators, Steve Halliday from Errington and Ian MacDonald from Winchelsea, join 16 retiring teachers this summer, double the number of retirements last year.


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