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Thursday , 22 October 2020

Corey Baker appointed principal of Ardmore School in 2020-21

Corey Baker will be the principal of Ardmore School after finishing this school year at Bonnyville Centralized High School. Image credit: NLPS. 
Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Corey Baker has been appointed Principal of Ardmore School for the 2020-2021 school year.
“I am super excited to be able to continue on with the great tradition that is Ardmore School,” Baker said.”Taking over for (current principal) Ken Pshyk will be no small undertaking as he has put together a great team and made a difference for so many students. I am looking forward to the challenge, and together with the staff, students, and community, we will continue to make Ardmore the great school that it is. I am thrilled to be welcomed into the “Wolf Pack” by everyone.”
Baker joined Northern Lights 19 years ago as a physics and math teacher at Bonnyville Centralized High School. He became the school’s Assistant Principal in 2007 and then Principal in 2010.

As part of its commitment to building leadership capacity and ensuring a strong succession plan is in place for the division, Northern Lights Public Schools provides its administrators with opportunities to expand their skills by working at different schools.

“It’s important that they have the opportunity to work with different ages and grade levels of students, and in different school environments,” explained Cusson.

“It also allows our administrators to share their knowledge with different staff and students in the division.”

Northern Lights Public Schools would like to thank current Ardmore School Principal Ken Pshyk for his 30 years of service and dedication to the division and its students.

“Ken has shown a high level of commitment to ensuring all of our students have opportunities to diverse learning opportunities, particularly at our smaller, rural schools, where it is often difficult to offer the same programming as our larger schools,” said Cusson.

“He is highly respected by his colleagues and both his perspective and his humour will be missed next year.”

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.