Lakeland Catholic School Division has announced that Sigrid Sollbach is now the Director of Curriculum and Programs beginning in August 2021.
Sigrid is a global citizen. She was born in Edmonton and has lived in Alberta and a variety of locations around the globe where she also worked as a teacher and an administrator. She has two children, Victoria and Cynthia; both of whom are attending MacEwan University in Edmonton.
Sigrid has a strong instructional leadership background. She graduated from the University of Alberta, Campus St. Jean with a Bachelor of Arts in 1992, a Bachelor of Education in 2000, and a Master of Education in 2008. Her university education had a focus on French Immersion pedagogy.
Sigrid’s experience includes being a Senior Manager of International Languages, and a Curriculum Implementation Design Specialist at Alberta Education. She has been a principal of schools in Amman (Jordan), Guadalajara (Mexico), and Doha (Qatar). She has also been a Vice Principal in Grand Prairie, Alberta at École Montrose.
In 2019-2020 Sigrid began working with the Lakeland Catholic School Division as Vice Principal of Light of Christ Catholic School in Lac La Biche. In 2020-2021 she moved to Holy Cross Elementary School in Cold Lake as Vice Principal.
When asked about her new role, Sigrid said, “I am delighted to take on this role in order to continue to serve our students, parents and school communities and support Lakeland Catholic’s Vision: Christ our Model, and Children our Focus. I look forward to providing leadership and working collaboratively with Lakeland Catholic School Division’s senior administrative team, school leadership teams and teachers to facilitate high quality curriculum and programming implementation for all Kindergarten to grade 12 programs in the inclusive learning environments of our schools. My primary goals are that all students achieve their highest potential through education, the development of literacy and numeracy skills as well as citizenship and faith development.”
According to a news release, outside of school, Sigrid enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming, yoga, reading, taking courses, and cooking. She is passionate about travel and learning about different cultures and languages.
Ephesians 4:32 is an example of scripture that resonates with Sigrid, “and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.”
Sigrid will commence the position as Director of Curriculum and Programs in August 2021.
Congratulations Sigrid! May God bless you and reward you with success in this new position.