Lakeland Catholic School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Marion as Vice Principal of École Notre Dame Elementary School in Bonnyville.
Joe was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, and attended university in Sudbury. Joe graduated from Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Education degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus on Religion and Geography. He is currently enrolled in the Excellence in Catholic Educational Leadership Academy (EXCEL Academy) through Newman Theological College. This summer, Joe will also receive his Principal Certificate Accreditation through St. Mary’s University.
Joe’s teaching experience began in Ecuador where he taught grade 6 and grade 9. Most recently, he was a grade 5 teacher at Holy Cross Elementary School in Cold Lake where he has been teaching for 4 years.
He believes in fostering teams where all members are valued for their contributions. He strives for excellence in all areas of his life both personal and professional. He realizes that collaboration and understanding of multiple perspectives is important for creating partnerships at all levels and in achieving shared goals with all education stakeholders.
Outside of school, Joe enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and enjoying the outdoors. He is passionate about Catholic Education and building strong relationships. He believes in the success and development of every child; mind, body and spirit.
Proverbs 32:8: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you” is an example of scripture that has always resonated with Joe.
This scripture is especially significant to Joe because it illustrates his desire to lead with a compassionate and loving lens that recognizes the value of every person.
Joe will commence his position as Vice Principal on August 27, 2020. Congratulations Joe on your appointment.